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Students of The Dental Clinic at SVI

The Dental Assistant Program

The Dental Assistant Program at Seattle Vocational Institute is a four quarter program with emphasis on academic excellence and hands-on experience. The Dental Clinic at SVI is an integral part of the Dental Assistant Program.

In the clinic, qualified students assist our team of highly experienced, state licensed dentists who perform most of the actual diagnostic and restorative services. The Dental Clinic at SVI is staffed by Certified Dental Assistants under the direction of the Clinic Director, Dr. Pollene Speed.

Services Performed By Students

Students assist licensed dentists with hygienic and restorative procedures. Additionally, students perform administrative duties, take x-rays, conduct patient in-take and follow-up exams, and educate patients on personal preventative dental health care.

Student Qualifications

SVI offers the premiere Dental Assistant program in Seattle and attracts students from all over the city including many participants in the Bright Future Program, the Running Start Program at SVI. Students receive 1,200 hours of well-supervised instruction in all phases of dental assisting.

Dental care given to patients in the community is offered only by advanced students. Dental Assistant Program students are also held to the highest academic and personal responsibility standards. The patient may be assured that all care given is of the highest and most professional quality.

Contact Us

Seattle Vocational Institute
is a member of the Seattle Community Colleges District 6
2120 South Jackson Street  ·  Seattle, WA  98144  ·  206-934-4950  ·  Fax 206-934-4939