Dental Assisting Program 


    Digital Office Hours:  M, W, F (8:00 to 10:00 am.)   If you find this does not work for you please feel free to contact me and we can set up an appointment that will work for both of us.  I am available for electronic messaging through my NCTA e-mail: khulbert@nwtech.k12.wa.us

    I can also be reached via Google Hangout for an impromptu  video conference. All you have to do is send me an invite  for Google Hangout to my NCTA email listed above.   

    Emergency:  The best way to access me is through my cell phone: 360-853-3637. My email and google classroom contact should be the main form of communication as it is easier for me to track. 

    Accessing Instructional Materials:  Please see the google classroom page which you have been sent an invitation to access for the classroom assignments. Grades will be updated weekly on Fridays.

    Attendance: Attendance is recorded on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon. If you turn in an assignment, email me or join one of my Zoom meetings during the week, it will count toward your attendance in the class. Make a “good faith effort” every week.

    Other Details to Keep in Mind:  Please check your MVSD e-mail and this NCTA website often for new announcements or changes in information.   If you do not remember your Skyward access code & PW, school email address, you have not received a google classroom invite, or if you are having difficulty with access, please call or email Ms. K Hulbert at the NCTA email address (listed above).

    We will follow the weekly general schedule outlined below. This schedule may be subject to change and this will be posted on Google classroom.  My priority is helping you, my students, to navigate this new form of learning. Communication throughout this new model of learning is essential   Please contact me for any clarifications or concerns etc.


    MONDAY:  Office Hours 8-10. I’m available for communication through email or Hangout. New class instruction 10:00 to 11:00. These will be presentations, such as narrated powerpoints and lectures on material the class is covering.  It may also include short films about the reading material topics and/or a skill presentation (these will be recorded for future reference). Class instruction days may include a learning task or activity that needs to be completed.  These presentations and all learning materials will be saved to our Google Classroom so you can access material or review material as you need. 

    TUESDAY: Check-in via Zoom. 10 - 11. I will send out a meeting invite through google classroom. This is a great time for you to “attend” for the day. I’ll  be available to support students with learning questions as well. As grades are entered into Google classroom on Fridays, Tuesday is a good day for students to check the status of grades and material submitted as well as your attendance. If you have missing work try to remember that our priority is to get work in routinely to avoid an avalanche of work at the end of the month of May.

    WEDNESDAY:   Similar to Monday’s schedule. Office Hours 8-10 am. I’m available for communication through email or Hangout. New class instruction 10:00 to 11:00. Presentations, such as power points and lecture on material the class is covering. New learning task assigned.  

    THURSDAY:   Related practice activities, quizzes, vocabulary lists/crossword puzzles etc. will be posted through Google Classroom. Please communicate with me if you need help with an assignment. 

    FRIDAY:   Check-in via Zoom. 10 - 11. I will send out a meeting invite through google classroom. This is a great time for you to “attend” for the day. I’ll  be available to support students with learning questions as well. Grades updated. Submit work by 3:00 PM for updated grade status, otherwise it will be entered over the weekend.  Fridays I will post specific information for the upcoming week, as to when / what class topics are introduced, introductions of course material etc.  This will help you anticipate the class flow for the next week.  

    NOTE:  It is important to continue to check in to Google Classroom and it should be a priority to complete missing work as well as the new assignments as they become available. These assignments have due dates But I have also found life is right now a little unpredictable for a lot of you, so please keep in contact with me regarding any challenges to your schedule or any support you may need. As the saying goes, we are in this together!!

    STAY WELL & HEALTHY! Ms. Kathleen Hulbert - Dental Assisting Instructor        5/01/2020    

    Dental Technology students experience academic and professional training in a highly focused work environment. Each student experiences hands-on learning, offering valuable preparation for future placement in the stimulating and advancing field of dental technology. Areas of study include: Sterilization & Disinfection, Operatory and Dental Equipment Maintenance, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Dental Terminology, Radiography, Bite-wings, Basic Chairside, Oral Inspection, Instrument/Tray Identification and Use, as well as a Clinical Practicum
    This is a year-long program (September - June) running daily from Monday through Friday-- 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. High school students may earn the following credit equivalencies for the school year: 1.0 Science/Lab Science, 1.0 Technical English and 1.0 Occupational Education. See your high school counselor for details.
    High School students may also earn up to 21 college credits through the Tech Prep articulation process. Students must meet all Tech Prep requirements in order to receive college credit.
    Students must provide their own transportation to clinicals when applicable. Uniform and certification fees may apply.  This is a blended delivery model program, and both high school and Skagit Valley College students may attend. 
    All programs at the Academy are required to have an Advisory Board made up of members who are working or teaching in a related industry/business.
    Dental Technology Advisory Board
    Chris Berberena, Supervisor, Sea Mar Dental Clinics
    Dr. David Dormans, DDS, NCTA Dental Clinic
    Dr. Karen Homitz, DDS
    Dr. Christine Johnson, DDS
    Karen McGuinn, BTC/CDA-DA Instructor
    Karen Parnell, Deputy Director, Community Action Agency of Skagit County
    Dr. Larry Quesnell, DDS
    Debbie Riegel, Registered Dental Hygienist