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Dental Assisting

Students in the Dental Assisting Program complete training in dental and health sciences, radiology, medical emergencies, and dental specialties, as well as hands-on training in the Ellen Jones Dental Clinic. The curriculum is competency-based requiring students to perform prescribed duties and tasks. The program’s performance tests require each student to achieve a high level of competency. The program stresses academic integration particularly in the area of science. Students use a computer lab to work with dental charting programs, the Watson Enterprise micro study program, and power point presentations. Students have a unique opportunity to work with dentists, giving them experience and exposure to the latest technologies. Students also do a six month internship with local dentists in the community, often resulting in employment. After successfully completing an examination required and approved by the Mass. Board of Registration in Dentistry, seniors will earn a Certificate in Dental Radiology.

$81,050/year, $38.97/hr

Starting Salary

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Professions
  • Licensed Dental Assistant
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Infection Control Assistant
  • Lab
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assisting Educator
  • Educator (Vocational and College)
Skills Taught
  • All aspects of infection control and sterilization
  • Dental laboratory procedures and techniques
  • Pre- and post-operative patient care and instruction
  • Radiographic procedures and techniques
  • Proper dental/medical terminology
  • Dental business office procedures
  • Dental health education
  • Four handed dentistry
  • Dental charting
Certifications
  • OSHA General Industry
  • CPR/First Aid for Health Professionals,
  • Dental Assisting National Board Infection Control Certification(ICE)
  • Dental Assisting National

Peggy Reilly-O'Brien

Dental Assisting Instructor
ext. 2942

Brenda Stafford

Dental Assisting Instructor
ext. 3306

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