The educationally qualified dental assistant possesses skills and knowledge
utilized in a number of areas in the dental office. The dental assistant
functions as a chair side assistant working directly with the dentist,
performing radiology techniques and expanded functions, rubber dam placement,
and numerous laboratory procedures. The dental assistant also has the ability
to manage the business office.
"The SCC dental assisting program prepared me well. My job is challenging and interesting — and I enjoy the patients. There's something different every day."
SCC Dental Assisting graduate
Dental assistant, Lincoln Heights Dental Center
If you have general questions regarding the Dental Assisting program, its entry requirements, or the admissions process,
please contact the SCC Admissions Office.
If you have questions regarding biohazard waste, infection control, OSHA regulations, HIPAA, or patient safety, please contact
Program Director Pat Norman at (509) 533-7301, or Pat.Norman@scc.spokane.edu.
For more information:
SCC Admissions Office
(509) 533-8020 or
(800) 248-5644 ext. 8020
Pat Norman, BA, Dental Assisting Program Director, EFDA Instructor
Kammi Whitmire, BS, EFDA Program Director, Dental Assisting Instructor
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