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Dental Assisting – Best Career For You?

Becoming CPR qualified is just one of the skills a certified dental assistant needs to have. We provide this essential dental assisting training during our 13 week class.

Dental Assisting

Do not sell yourself short – make sure to research the Dental Assisting programs around you and find out if anything is “too good to be true!” Do you have questions? We’ll give you the answers, no hiding or sugar coating involved! We want you to succeed, and to succeed you need to have all the facts!

Our students will be the first to tell you that our course is fast paced, difficult, full of information, and FUN! If you are having a hard time finding your smile these days, why not look into that new career you’ve been dreaming about? Dental assisting is a highly sought after profession. At Elite we train the best, so give yourself the best start out there!

These are the smiling faces (yes, be assured they are smiling under those fabulous masks!!) of the future Dental Assistants! Learning the proper techniques and procedures of taking an x-ray is just one of the many important things our students learn.

At Elite we pride ourselves on the training our students receive, the way they always seem to excel and rise above the rest, and the friendships that are formed during each and every class. You will not only become the best in your new profession, you will gain personal AND professional relationships that will take you through to your exciting new career!

Did you know that dental assistants – especially the dependable, well trained dental assistants that Elite trains – are highly sought after? After only 13 weeks of training in our program with our top-certified instructors, you will be ready to become a dental assistant. You will be one of the Elite!

Our students graduate our program with the knowledge they need to be the best of the best in their new career field! They are the Elite of the dental assistants, and prove it over and over. Almost daily we have offices asking if we have any students available for a job.

Are you ready to join the Elite and rise above the rest? Then give us a call! Classes fill up fast, ask about upcoming availability! Call us now at 360-433-0788, or email us  for more information and to see if you qualify.


Dental Assistant Career – Are You Ready?


Find a job you love then! We don’t just train for a future dental assistant career here at Elite: We give you the skills to succeed in life! Our students have confidence, know how to work hard, and truly become one of the Elite!

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Our September class just graduated and boy are they a group of firecrackers! With almost all of them already having a job or job offer before graduation, we can’t wait to see what they will do next! Good luck every one!

This could be YOU! Thirteen weeks, some hard work, and determination is what it takes to give yourself a new career!


But all of our students say it is worth it! Our program is difficult, fast paced, and trains you to be the best dental assistant around!

If you are ready to take on your next adventure and give yourself a new career you love, give us a call! We are signing up for January, February, and March classes.

Have you been looking for a way to get that smile back? Why don’t you give yourself a really great reason: A new career! In just 13 weeks you could be a member of the Elite – a meticulously trained and highly demanded dental assistant. We train our student well and they benefit from that Elite training by being activily sought after by dental offices covering the Vancouver/Portland and ALL surrounding areas!

Each of our students gain the knowlege and expertise they need to be one of the Elite dental assistants working and making a difference in the work force. Another example of hands on and visual learning: See it, touch it, say it out loud, and use it! Every student learns the name and function of the tools they will use daily in their new career as a dental assistant.

If you are looking to make an impression for the better, give us a call! To ask for more information and availability for upcoming classes….Call us now at 360-433-0788, or email us  for more information and to see if you qualify.

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Best Dental Assistant Instructors and Graduates

Start with the best Dental Assistant Instructors = Train the best Dental Assistants!

Here at Elite all of our instructors are not just RDA (Registered Dental Assistants), but they are CDA (CERTIFIED Dental Assistants) and EFDA. On top of this our fabulous instructor Tracee is the President for the National Dental Assisting Association for the state of Washington. There are 38 years of experience between our two lead instructors, and 15 years between the rest. If you want to train the best, you start with the best teachers… which we have!

Best Dental Assistant Instructors

They started school nervous, scared, and ready to take on the world. Tonight they start a new journey!! Many have already been hired, many are job interviewing and three are continuing on to become hygienists!! We will miss this special group of students!!! We had to post at least one graduation picture tonight, the rest are coming in a day or two!!!

When doing your research find the place that is best for YOU. Then call us for more information and to set up an interview! 😁 The next class only has a few spots left. Call 360-433-0788 or email us for information.

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Dental Assistant Graduation – Got What it Takes?

Dental Assistant Graduation for our winter class. Congratulations to all of our wonderful students! We had a full house last night at the Marriott for our graduation ceremony. It’s wonderful to see the amount of support our students receive from family and friends! The time passes quickly when you study hard and are totally involved with learning what is required of you. These students made new life-long friends and were encouraging to each other in a very positive way. We look forward to seeing them in the future and watching them grow in their new career!!

Dental Assistant Graduation

da-portland-pigs-footIs that a pigs foot????? Why yes it is!! Here at Elite Dental Assisting Academy we believe the students should get a feel for placing sutures on one of the closest things to human skin. Although Dental Assistants can’t place sutures, if they understand how they’re put in they can better understand how to take them out.

An absolute PERFECT day for the beginning of  class!! The sun was shinning, blossoms everywhere, and excited students ready for a new beginning!! They have just ended their second week of class and are finishing up three certifications! Our  students are a fantastic, enthusiastic group ready to accomplish their goals!!!

da-portland-studentIs Dental Assisting a career for you? We are enrolling now for our next sessions, so don’t wait!!! Call us now at 360-433-0788, or email us for more information and to see if you qualify.

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Dental Assistant – Are You Dedicated

THE MAKINGS OF A GREAT DENTAL ASSISTANT STARTS HERE!!! Our students are dedicated, proactive and positive thinkers! We love seeing the growth in our students as they learn the language of dental assisting. A special thank you to our students who continuously send pictures for us to post!

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da-portland-2Elite Dental Assisting classes are direct and straight to the point, no messing around!! We couldn’t be happier with this group of students, they are all exceptional!! They are attentive and loving every minute of the hands on (can’t say that for the tests, but they all hang tough and study hard!!).

As our January class is coming to a close, we are so impressed with how far these students have come!. They jumped right into the course and set out to become Elite Dental Assistants!

These amazing men and women worked together to study and learn a new career. We hear time and time again from incoming students that they learn best from visual and hands on, so that’s what we concentrate on! See it, touch it, say it out loud and use it! We get it, that’s the best way to learn and remember what you’ve learned.

If you are one of the fearless looking for a new career, Call us now at 360-433-0788, or email us  for more information and to see if you qualify.


Dental Assistant Training – Do You Have What it Takes?

Have You Considered A Career as A Dental Assistant? As a Dental Assistant, you can earn good money with nice benefit packages in many cases. A Dental Assistant career allows you to work anywhere in the United States, plus the demand for Dental assistants is growing by leaps and bounds! There are many reasons why it makes sense to think about beginning Dental Assistant training.

Dental Assistant Training

This class of students are a fantastic, enthusiastic group ready to accomplish their goals! Thank you for choosing Elite! We have been posting pictures from this class so friends and family can get a good idea of the dedication and hard work they put in this semester!

Are you multilingual and want to start dental assistant training? With many diverse cultures in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, there is always a need and request for students who speak different languages. We have had many students who speak two, three and even four languages! Speaking multiple languages is always an asset to any career, and especially for Dental assistants.

cpr-classOne of our first classes at Elite Dental Assisting Academy is a hands on, scenario based, sweat breaking, down and compressing CPR class. If you’ve ever taken a CPR class where the teacher is throwing out different “choking” or “lack of breathing” scenarios, you’ll understand the feeling of jumping for joy because you think you’ve revived that dummy only to see it’s found something else to choke on before you can finally pass the test! There is no falling asleep during this fast paced hands on CPR session, and you can see by the photos the students are not only learning but having a fun time!

If you have the motivation and desire to change your life, Call us now at 360-433-0788, or email us  for more information and to see if you qualify.


Dental Assistant Job Before Graduating!

Dental Assistant JobWhat a fantastic experience. It had everything I could have asked for! It was fast and busy, but I had help if I needed it. It was within my budget, but I never felt like the effort put forth toward my education was cheap.

Kristin helped me prepare for exactly what I needed to get into the work force, and because I worked hard, I got a dental assistant job before graduating! A small class meant more focus on individuals, and I made some friends that I hope I keep in contact with.

– says Cajsa S., Baker City OR

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Dream Come True

Dream Come TrueElite has been a complete dream come true for me. When I came into this program I was scared, unsure and hesitant to start this fast paced program. The first night in class, all my fears were gone and I knew this was the best school I could have enrolled in.

Now, after 13 short weeks. I am a Dental Assistant!! If it weren’t for my amazing teacher and everyone involved in Elite, I wouldn’t be where I am today. All I can say is that if you are thinking about coming to Elite… DO IT! You won’t regret your decision 🙂

-says Halle M. from Auburn, WA.

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Dental Assisting Job – Hired Before I Graduated

Dental Assisting JobI GOT HIRED BEFORE I GRADUATED! Along with many of my classmates, we learned the skills and knowledge needed to become a dental assistant and got a dental assisting job before we even graduated.

Elite Dental Assisting Academy is amazing! They have an awesome instructor, great classroom out of an actual dental office with great equipment for learning.

I highly recommend this program if you are thinking of becoming a dental assistant. This school helps you succeed in every aspect.

-says Jessica W.,Woodland, WA.


Elite Dental Assisting Scholarship Application 2016

Elite Dental Assisting Academy awards one or more scholarships each year. The Scholarship is for a minimum of $200 and could be as high as $2500. This award is valid towards tuition at Elite Dental Assisting Academy, to be used for either the summer or fall sessions 2016. The award is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for its cash value

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There are many job opportunities for the qualified dental assistant to assist dentists and hygienists in the dental profession. Although many desire to be trained in this profession, there are challenges that prevent them from attending school. It is difficult for most people to attend school on a full time basis because they have to work to earn a living or have children to tend. The expense necessary to finance schooling in a major college is also another reason most people are discouraged in pursuing further education. We feel that the dental assisting program offered at our school will meet these challenges. The night time schedules are designed to accommodate working students. The very affordable tuition fee will also solve the financing issues for most prospective students. Students are accepted regardless of sex, race, age, marital status, religious creed, ethnic or national origin.

If you are interested in submitting a scholarship application, please call 360-433-0788 or email us. All applications this year will be through email only. All applications are due by May 22, 2016 and the winner/s will be announced June 1, 2016.