About Us

Practical Dental
Assisting of Oregon, one of Oregon's                                                       finest Dental Assisting schools.
                                                            1885 NW Kings Blvd
                                                          Corvallis, OR

The school is made up of  a classroom and state of the art clinic. We welcome the opportunity to give you a tour of Practical Dental Assisting of Oregon, and to come and meet one of our great staff members.  Our school and teaching facility is set up as a state-of-the-art dental office and is licensed by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.  Please call or email to schedule an appointment.


Meet our staff:
Chris Wood DDS- Director
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Chris Wood DDS, licensed dentist by Oregon Board of Dentistry.  Dr Wood has been in practice for many years, and currently owns and operates Dixon Creek Dental Center.
Laurie Wood -Admissions Director
New LaurieLaurie has a passion for dentistry and helping our students succeed. She assists students through the enrollment process and oversees the schools day to day operations. She is responsible for admissions and assists students through the admissions process. 
Cassie Dresser - Instructor
cassieI graduated from Apollo college dental assisting program in 1996. I am originally from Southern California and moved to Albany, Oregon in 1993 with my husband Jim.  As well as being an instructor for Practical Dental Assisting of Oregon I also work full time at a dental practice in West Salem that I have been with since 1996.
 I have great enthusiasm for advanced design techniques and state-of-the-art procedures now being done and offered in the dental field. It's exciting to be part of dentistry at this time when patients are benefiting the most that I have seen in my past 20+ years of assisting. I continue to advance my education with CE courses on practicing "Tomorrow's Dentistry Today". I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge and experience with students.
 My hobbies consist of my husband of almost 25 years and my beautiful daughter who is currently in college working towards her masters degree. She is our pride and joy.
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