About the Class
Would you like to be considered a professional right out of high school? Dental Assisting is a fascinating blend of Health, Science and people skills. Students gain experience in many employable traits such as teamwork, communication, and technical skills for their successful transition into the dental profession. The program includes pre-clinical and clinical sciences, OSHA safety standards, and a 7 hour HIV/AIDS training which will help you qualify for state registration as a dental assistant. You may discover your passion for dentistry and continue your education to become a dental hygienist or dentist.
All health class students need to declare proof of insurance for internships:
Meet the instructor
Hello future Dental Assistants!
My name is Karyn Gray, and I am the Instructor for the Dental Assisting program. Although I am new to Sno-Isle this year, I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I grew up in Everett, went to Mariner High School, and received my bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University. My journey in dentistry started as a Sterilization Technician when I was 16 years old. Since then, I have worked many years as a Lead Dental Assistant, Dental Office Manager, Dental Assisting Instructor, and Territory Manager for dental products sales and education.
Although there are many exciting avenues in dentistry, Dental Assisting is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling path! Do you have a fascination with teeth, an inner desire to help people, and want to be part of a dynamic healthcare team? You are in the right place.
To apply for our Dental Assisting Program, see your high school counselor and apply on our website beginning in early February. I look forward to meeting you! Together, we will work to make sure you have the skills and confidence you need to succeed in one of the coolest jobs on the planet.