A little bit about us


Fully Licensed Private Vocational School. Serving Washington State & helping create Dental Assistants with 20 YEARS OF PROVEN SUCCESS!


About Dental Assist Training Center

The job opportunities for trained dental assistants are quite good in today's marketplace with excellent starting salaries. Our student's have reported back that they have started from $14 to $17 an hour. These opportunities may include a private dental office, group practices, health organizations and public clinics. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. Following your training you will have the confidence and the skills necessary to apply for these positions and we give you the training to hit the ground running with the best chance at success! We really do strive to have a very professional,but fun and education training environment and our previous student's success proves it.

We offer our course four times a year; in January, April, June and September. Our hours are from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., with a half-hour lunch break and two 10-minute breaks. The following subjects are covered in depth from both a didactic and a practical clinical experience. The morning lecture is followed by an afternoon of clinical "hands on" training in dental procedures, operation of equipment, instrumentation and materials used. Upon graduation you will be a registered Dental Assistant in the state of Washington!

Our Dental Assistant course is designed to give the student maximum "hands-on" training and experience in an actual dental office with an additional large classroom using mannequins, each other (for live feedback) and real patients. The teaching is stimulating, fast paced, and relies heavily on individual participation. There will be three instructors per group of twelve students. This insures personal attention and a worthwhile learning experience. A syllabus containing notes on lecture material as well as an excellent textbook and handouts are provided so as to heighten the classroom experience and eliminate the fatigue of a lot of note taking.

A career of helping people improve their dental health will be rewarding and enormously satisfying for you. No two days will ever be the same and your job will renew itself. It is a career that will always be in demand and in need of capable, trained and caring Dental Assistants. Becoming a Dental Assistant can be the first step on a career path leading to a Dental Hygienist or a Dentist!


  • Dental Theory and Terminology
  • Proper Sterilization Techniques
  • Treatment Room Preparation
  • Chair side Dental Assisting
  • Radiology including Digital X rays
  • Job Interview & Resume Assistance
  • Fabrication of Bleach Trays
  • Fabrication of Temporary Crowns
  • Ordering Supplies and Maintaining Equipment
  • Exam and Periodontal Charting
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Mixing of Cements and Liners
  • Rubber Dam Placement
  • Alginate Impressions
  • Pouring and Trimming Models
  • Anesthetic Preparation
  • Dentrix and Eaglesoft Dental Software

Begin your new career today & thank you for your interest in our course. We look forward to seeing you in our next class!


Meet Our Staff

Danielle Tunison, CDA

It is our pleasure to introduce Danielle Tunison, who is our Director of Education. Danielle has 20 years experience in the dental field as an assistant, dental office management and is currently applying to dental school. She has been the lead instructor and owner of our dental assisting course for the past several years. She has a true passion for all aspects of the dental field. Her experience, patience, guidance and knowledge have helped many people achieve their goals in the dental field.

Sam Sage, DDS

It is our pleasure to introduce Dr. Sam Sage, who is one of our dentists on staff. He is a graduate of the University of Washington-School of Dentistry, where he received an Award for outstanding achievements and performance in undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Sage has a family practice dental office in the Northgate area and works at the school during patient days with the students. Dr. Sage is very knowledgeable in all areas of dentistry and enjoys helping the students become confident dental assistants.

Julienne Lee, RDH

It is our pleasure to introduce Julienne Lee, who is our dental hygienist on staff. She is a graduate of Ferris State University in Michigan and has been a practicing dental hygienist for several years. Julie works for a family practice office in the Bellevue area and helps at the school during patient days with students. Julienne is very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry and enjoys helping the students become confident dental assistants.

Monica Clarke, RDA

It is our pleasure to introduce Monica Clarke, who is one of our lead instructors. Monica has many years experience in the dental she started as sterilization tech, became as an assistant through our program in 2000 and is now back teaching our students. It is exciting and beneficial having a graduate of our program as one of our instructors. She is very passionate about the dental field and a truly amazing instructor.

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