School Of Dental Assisting
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 Contact NSDA Puyallup:
 10317 122nd Street East
 Suite D

 Puyallup, WA 98374

 Telephone Numbers:
 253-435-5656 Office
 253-435-5838 Fax

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Upcoming Classes

• Saturday February 17, 2024
• Saturday May 11, 2024
• Saturday August 03, 2024
• Saturday October 26, 2024
• Saturday February 08, 2025
• Saturday May 03, 2025

Tuition and Fees

Deposit: $100

Installment 1: $1,400
Installment 2: $1,505
Installment 3: $1,895


Course Outline

Each semester is 12 weeks in length, comprising of 144 hours of instruction plus a 32 hour externship all in a working dental office for a total of 176 hours. After completion of instruction and externship, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Dental Assisting.

Orientation to Dentistry, Dental Anatomy and Charting, Patient Exam and the Dental Patient
This unit will provide students with information concerning the roles of dentists, registered dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians. Information is also given on the major areas of the dental office and most important pieces of equipment will be explored. Students will learn how to identify primary and permanent teeth, as well as surfaces, parts of teeth and tissue.

Transfer and Moisture Control, Disinfection, Treatment Room Care
Students will learn how to wipe down a treatment room, perform mouth rinses, place and remove cotton rolls, and instrument transfer.

Radiography Safety and Techniques
In this unit, student will be introduced to techniques of safely taking x-rays and developing them. Students will practice these techniques during the remainder of the semester.

Cements, Restorative Instruments, Impressions
Students will learn to identify major hand instruments, burs and handpieces, and learn instrumentation for different dental procedures. Cements and their manipulation will be introduced.

Amalgam and composite fillings will be explored, as well as temporary crown and filling restoration.

Dental Specialties
Students will learn how to assist during oral surgery, root canals, scaling and root planing and the insertion of dentures. Students will also learn how to remove sutures.

Bleaching Techniques and Impressions
In this unit, diagnostic materials will be explored. This will include custom impression trays, and alginate impressions and pouring up and trimming casts. Also in this unit, students will learn how to make a custom night-guard and bleaching tray.

32-hour externship in which student will practice procedures on real patients in a dental office. Students will have the option of extending their externships.

Entrance Requirements
Each applicant will be considered based on 1) his or her of ability to benefit from the program, and 2) character recommendations by personal and professional references. A high school diploma or its equivalent is required. NSDA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, nationality, or religion. Must be able to perform the job of dental assisting. Due to the "fast track" nature of the program, late enrollment is not permitted.

About The School
The school is owned and operated by Dr. Varun Sharma, Director, an experienced dentist.

National School of Dental Assisting school brings a high standard and many years of experience to dental assisting education nationwide. With the NSDA, a well organized curriculum and high teaching standards are available in your area.

Classroom Location:
10317 122nd Street East, Suite D
Puyallup, WA 98374

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