CADA Can Help You Start
A Successful Career As a Dental Assistant.

We offer practical hands-on training with the latest dental technology, real clinic environments, and small class sizes all at a reasonable tuition fee.

Become Inspired
To Make A Difference.

Our classes help you work as an orthodontic assistant, oral surgery assistant, and more with the training you need to start making a difference helping others.

  We do our best to keep our students and staff safe during the pandemic.

Welcome to
Central Academy of Dental Assisting

The Central Academy of Dental Assisting is designed to prepare students to function competently in entry-level positions in a dental office setting. We teach students the skills necessary to find employment in the dental industry.

If you are ready to start your career as a dental assistant, this program may be the perfect fit. We offer multi-disciplinary courses and hands-on learning modules as we strive to support your entire educational journey. You will learn a rewarding new skill set using problem-based learning in an environment that is challenging, innovative, and fun! This 4-week course provides an in-depth exposure to dental specialties and develops students to help jump-start a productive career in dentistry with ongoing opportunities.

Take the first step in advancing your career in dentistry with education and experience from Central Academy of Dental Assisting serving Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Bellevue, and Seattle. Call us today to find out more!

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Why Choose CADA

Providing Quality Education & Personalized Support Every Step of the Way

We believe in empowering individuals to challenge common thought patterns with a problem-based learning approach. The Central Academy of Dental Assisting is proud to have our top clinicians teaching tomorrow’s dental professionals providing a unique interdisciplinary learning model. Our state-of-the-art facility provides students with the tools and resources for a rewarding learning experience in the rapidly changing dental field.

Education is a versatile process, and the science of dentistry is continually changing. Understanding and implementing change is the key to improving your education and making you an extraordinary dental practitioner. CADA offers a well-thought-out program designed to set students up for success while giving the opportunity to work with well-respected dentists and specialists in a one-on-one setting. The curriculum and instruction provide an interconnected community experience that enables you to meet your individual goals. As a graduate of our program, you will be primed to obtain a position as a chairside assistant in a general dental or specialty office.

4 Weeks Curriculum

Accelerated 4-week Course

Work With Specialists

Work with Industry Specialists

self confidence

Gain Professional Self-Confidence

Career Planning

Career Planning & Placement Assistance

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Options to Further Your Credentials

Options to Further Your Credentials

Personally & Financially Rewarding

Personally & Financially Rewarding

Professional & Dedicated Faculty

Professional & Dedicated Faculty


Central Academy of Dental Assisting is here to prepare you for working as a dental assistant in the real world with the most accurate and up-to-date technical and practical training.
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Light Dental Studios and CADA

Central Academy of Dental Assisting is a Light Dental Studios company.

Light Dental Studios has 22 locations in the South Puget Sound. Our award-winning dentists and dental specialists will not only provide you with abundant opportunities to broaden your skill range but also give you real-world advice. To learn more about Light Dental Studios, please visit