Digital Office Hours:  M- W- F 9:00 to 10:00   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@nwthech.k12.wa.us   

    Emergency:  The best way to access me is through my cell phone: 360-853-3637. Please use this as a last resort . My  e-mail 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 will be given access to next week.  Grades will be updated weekly on Fridays.

    Other Details to Keep in Mind:  Please check your e-mail and the program Blog on the NCTA website often for new announcements or changes in information.   I you do not remember you Skyward access code & pw, school e-mail address or you have not received a google classroom invite by Tuesday April7th please e-mail Ms. K Hulbert at the NCTA e-mail address.

    We will follow the general schedule outlined below for our learning  which starts on Monday April 13thThis schedule is subject to change and this will be posted on Google classroom.  Our priority as a class is to strive for good communication  throughout this new model of learning. Please contact me for any clarifications or  concerns etc.

    MONDAY: Check ins on Google classroom. This first class day we will review current grades,, outstanding and missing work that is due. Skyward will be updated to include work being completed during this initial phase.  We will discuss HIV/AIDS Education course access and certificate. 

    TUESDAY:  Review Embryology and Morphology reading guide. Assignment 9:30 t0 11:30

    WEDNSDAY:  Available for questions or review from 9:30 to 11:30

    THURSDAY:   Assignments due by 4:00 PM.  Available for questions or review 9:30 To 11:00 AM.

    FRIDAY:   Grades updated. New assignment: Tooth Morphology Please check Skyward after 5:00 PM for updated grade status.

    NOTE:  It is important to continue to check in daily  in Google Classroom and it should be a priority to complete missing work as well as the new assignments as they become available.


    Ms. Kathleen Hulbert  - Dental Assisting Instructor


    Thank you for visiting the Dental Assisting Page!  Please select "Course Documents" on the left side of this screen to access class materials.  
    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