Dental Assisting

Course Description

Students will learn oral anatomy, infection control, oral pathology, preventive dentistry and radiography (X-ray). Other course objectives include chair-side procedures, impressions and study models, safety standards and regulations, observation and internships. Students also need to get immunization against Hepatitis B, measles-mumps and rubella, Tetanus, and a Tuberculosis skin test. COLLEGE STUDENTS:  register/pay tuition at

Sessions Offered: 8:00-10:30AM / 12:00-2:30PM / 3:00-6:10PM (Mon-Thurs) - College Class

Length of Program: 1-2 years

Equivalency Credits: 1 credit lab science / .5 credit health

College Credits: 24 credits



Employment Outlook

Students who complete the program will have job opportunities as Chair-side Dental Assistants, Dental Hygiene Assistants, Radiographic Assistants, and Infection Control Technicians.

Career Opportunities:


Course Outline

* RHS and ICE are registered trademarks of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB). The YV-Tech course is not reviewed or endorsed by DANB.


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Program Instructors

Katrina Goodwin
Katrina Goodwin

Dental Assisting

Katrina Goodwin
Katrina Goodwin

Dental Assisting

(509) 573-5567

Katrina Goodwin is a 1981 graduate of the accredited Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College. Katrina has 30 years experience as a chair side assistant, dental assistant trainer, and 6 years experience as Corporate Dental Educator for the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Katrina has been a YV-TECH Advisory Board member for 5 years.


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