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Considering a Career in Dental Assisting?

Every accomplishment starts with a Decision......

Central Washington School of Dental Assisting (CWSDA) is North Central Washington’s  vocational dental assistant training program and was established in 2012 to provide an affordable vocational education for those individuals wishing to pursue a successful career as a dental assistant.

OUR GOAL is to provide each student with the fundamental professional skills necessary to seek employment within the Dental profession. Our highly trained and experienced professional staff will guide you step by step, with leading edge technology, as you prepare to enter the exciting field of dentistry. The small class size and a hands-on curriculum teaches beyond the fundamental skills to provide you with a competitive edge for employment in today’s challenging economy.

CWSDA offers individuals of diverse backgrounds and age groups wishing to begin a career or make a career change to fill a rapidly growing need for well-trained entry-level dental assistants. Interested applicants include High School/GED graduates, displaced employees from other careers and those simply wishing to make a career change or start a career.

Consider Your Career

  • Hands-On Training

  • Sterilization and Infection Control

  • X-Ray Exposures and Techniques

  • CPR & HIPAA Training

  • WA State Dental Assistant Registration

Consider Your Advantages

  • Variety

  • Flexibility

  • Excellent Work Conditions

  • Personal Satisfaction

  • Social Profession

Consider Your Opportunities

  • Dental Practices

  • Specialty Practices

  • Public Health Dentistry

  • Hospital Dental Clinics

  • Insurance Companies

Consider Your Potential

  • Average Pay of $35,640 (in 2013)

  • Employee Benefits

  • National Certification

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Dentist

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Update:::::  We did not meet the minimum number of students needed to hold the winter class 2022.

At this time our next class, orientation date, will be

February 19,2022.  Please contact us a month prior to this date to be sure we have provided you a current information/registration packet. 


Thank you and we hope to see you in the spring for this exciting career path!






 Change your thoughts and you can change your world


     2022 Registration Now Open!  

Employment Opportunities: Posted on craigslist for the dates September 7th through October 5th, 2021......... there are 120 dental  employment opportunities listed State wide in Washington.


               Now IS the time to consider your career path.

.... Entry Level Dental Assisting: 11 week Saturday class ~ 8 am to 5 pm.   

~ Every accomplishment starts with a decision!  You can't see the future.... but you can shape what YOURS will look like when you join our students for a "hands on" training program.  

*General Chair-side Assisting * Dental Terminology * Instruments And Use, * Dentition * *Sterilization/Infection Control * Radiographic Exposure * CPR * WA State Registration And much more! The combination of textbook and hands on training will give you solid entry level skills that an employer can use to accelerate your training in their practice. Tuition fee is all inclusive: Text Books, Class Supplies, Scrubs, CWSDA pays your fees for your first WA State Registration and CPR/Bloodborne Healthcare Card.

Contact Gail at info@cwsda.com or 509-699-1199, we will send you an information/registration packet for your review.


Seating is available on a first come basis until the class is full. 

Administrative Personnel:  Gail L. Ford, Administrator
School Training Facility: 210 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Let CWSDA Give You the Tools

Central Washington School of Dental Assisting (CWSDA) Training Program prepares students for entry level employment within the Dental Industry. Students are taught general chair-side dental assisting with hands on experience, one-on-one instruction, and coursework in

  • Terminology

  • Sterilization procedure

  • Preparation of the patient for treatment

  • Digital X-ray examinations

  • Chart documentation

  • The education of patients in proper oral health care

  • Preparation of materials for making impressions and restorations

  • Exposing of radiographs and processing digital X-ray film as directed by the dentist

In addition, students will receive an introduction to orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, general anesthesia and sedation techniques. At the end of training, the student will have completed training for and receive the AIDS/HIV certificate, CPR and bloodborne pathogens certification and Washington State Dental Assistant Registration. 

The Goal of CWSDA is to be the pacesetter in providing affordable and practical education for those individuals wishing to pursue a successful career as a dental assistant.

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Saturday Sessions

CWSDA provides classes on eleven consecutive Saturdays, allowing you more flexibility for your other commitments. For those individuals desiring to make a career change, the CWSDA’s Saturday program enables students to work around their usual Monday to Friday work-week.

Central Location

Located in North Central Washington, CWSDA offers a beautiful facility easily accessible by car, train or bus. The Wenatchee facility is located in a safe, well lit neighborhood with many restaurants within walking distance. The surrounding area is a sport enthusiast’s Mecca, offering both winter and summer recreation for all interests and comfortable, affordable lodging abounds.

Competitive Price

CWSDA provides a single tuition fee exclusive of any hidden fees. It covers everything you will need for class. The quality of instruction in lecture, materials and hands-on participation offers you, the student, a complete learning experience. * Test Books * Dental Scrubs * Safety Equipment * First Wash. State Registration filed/paid * CPR/Bloodborne Pathogens * All class supplies

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors provide over 50 years of combined experiences and education in all disciplines of dentistry, X-ray techniques, OSHA and HIPAA practices and staff training, in addition to their many other assistant skills and proficiencies. By utilizing their resources, our instructors deliver a quality education and an outstanding hands-on experience for our students.

Personal Growth

Students will become confident with chair-side dental assisting techniques. They will earn their CPR Certificate and Bloodborne Pathogens, and their Washington State Dental Assistant Registration, in addition to acquiring essential job seeking skills. Your hands on training will allow an office to expidite your training into their team.

Growing Profession

According to the 2012 Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupation over the2012 to 2022 projection period, with a 25 percent increase. Which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth, a greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people, and an increased focus on preventative dental care for younger generations will fuel demand for dental services.