Why Choose the Dental Assistant Program?CPTC Dental Assistant graduates have a lot to smile about! Join an exciting field of healthcare with opportunities for growth while making a positive impact in the lives of patients and their overall health. In this hybrid program, you will receive valued hands-on experience, learn what it takes to be a team member and make life long professional relationships. CPTC's Dental Assistant program graduates are highly trained and sought after. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and our student test scores on all three parts of the Dental Assistant National Board exams are consistently higher than other schools in the state and nationally. Further, the Dental Assistant degree typically takes just five quarters to complete - you can get a great education and get ready for a fulfilling career in just over a year!
Employers are looking for professional dental assistants that have great soft skills as well as technical skills.
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Meet Your Instructors
Roberta Wirth graduated from CPTC’s Dental Assistant program in 1983 and worked in pediatric and general dentistry for seven years in Tacoma. She’s been teaching at CPTC as a full-time instructor since 1990. She has an MS from Liberty University in Human Services with an emphasis on Executive Leadership.
Hannah Precour graduated from CPTC in 2010 as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with a Dental Assisting Degree in Applied Technology. Hannah worked in an Endodontic Specialty office and a general dentist office for five years. Hannah also holds a BS in Human Resources Management.
Taylyr Breiner graduated from CPTC in 2015 as a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant with Associates of Applied Technology in Dental Assisting. Taylyr has worked in Pediatrics, General dentistry. She has been a faculty member of the Dental Assisting program since 2017 and currently works part time as a Certified Dental Assistant. Taylyr also has a BAS in Operations Management from CPTC.
Dental Assistant Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
To learn more about information sessions, visit cptc.edu/info-sessions.
Visit the Academic Calendar at cptc.edu/academic-calendar to see when the next information session is scheduled.
COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION POSTING FORM FOR THIRD PARTY COMMENTS DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM
The Dental Assistant program will be hosting representatives from the Commission on Dental Accreditation on July 18 and 19, 2023.
The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agencies’ discretion) with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. All comments must relate to accreditation standards for the discipline and required accreditation policies. In order to comply with the Department’s requirement on the use of third-party comment regarding program’s qualifications for accreditation or initial accreditation, the following procedures have been developed.
The deadline for comments is May 19, 2023. Both signed and unsigned comment will be accepted, names and/or signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program, and comments must pertain only to the standards for the Dental Assistant program and/or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and Commission’s policy on third party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission by calling 1.312.440.4653 or by email.