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Central Academy of Dental Assisting

3602 6th Ave #104
Tacoma, WA 98406


Tuition: $4,750

  • Application fee: $25 due with application at submission
  • Enrollment fee: $100 Upon acceptance into the program, payment must be made to hold your seat for the session in which you have been accepted by the due date.
  • CPR Certification: $25
  • Licensing: $40
  • It is the policy of the school that all tuition and fees are due and payable on the first day of attendance. Students must make payment arrangements in advance of the first day of school with school officials. The school accepts payments in cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Prices are subject to change.
  • Books, material, and supplies are provided at no charge to the students, unless otherwise indicated. For any materials that are an additional charge, the student may choose to opt-out on the Enrollment Agreement.

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What does my tuition include?
Included in the tuition and supply fee are all of the books and supplies that you will need. Also included is the American Heart Association CPR course fee. There is a $100 enrollment fee due upon acceptance. If the student decides within 3 days of this acceptance not to attend, the $100 will be refunded. After the 3 day waiting period, no refunds will the given for the registration fee.
When and where are classes held?
Classes are held every Saturday for 12 consecutive weeks from 8am to 4 pm with an hour break for lunch at our dental office facility located at 3602 6th Ave #104, Tacoma, WA 98406. Click on the “Contact” tab for a map to the office.
What is the difference between CADA and a 10-12 month Dental Assistant Program?
CADA offers an efficient, practical knowledge base which will prepare students for the day-to-day functions they will be expected to perform. We concentrate our time and energy on learning those skills necessary to be both an advocate for the patient as well as a productive and effective member of the dental team. Health Care Provider CPR certification is offered as part of our course work and is a mandatory step in a student’s quest to become a certified dental assistant. The tuition at CADA is approximately 1/3 of the cost of a 10-12 month program. Both Drs. Broughton and Dunn will not only supervise the delivery of the course work but will participate in person giving lectures and working one on one with students to ensure the students adequately grasp the proper chairside assisting techniques.
What is the average salary range I can expect to earn upon course completion?
According to the US Department of Labor and Statistics, the average salary for a dental assistant is approximately $34,000 per year. In the Tacoma area, salaries start anywhere from $10-15 per hour. Obviously, salaries increase with experience and Certified Expanded Functions dental assistants can expect to earn anywhere from $16-25 per hour. Benefits and paid vacation time vary from employer to employer.