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DENTAL ASSISTING

The Dental Assisting Program is an intense nine month experience that exposes the student to all areas of the Dental Assisting profession.  Dental assistants perform a variety of functions in the dental office setting.  These include patient care procedures, patient management, dental office communications and business transactions, and dental laboratory duties.  The dental assistant is an integral part of the dental profession.  A dental assistant may seek employment in a dental office, dental clinic, dental insurance company, dental laboratory, and a dental supply company.

The Dental Assisting Program consists of theory and laboratory skills to prepare the students for the Dental Assisting National Boards in order to become Certified Dental Assistants.  All expanded functions of a Certified Dental Assistant allowed by the Massachusetts State Dental Practice Act are taught.  The dental assisting student learns all of the fundamentals of the art and science of dental assisting. The dental assisting student becomes proficient in sterilization and instrument care, numerous chairside and laboratory procedures, traditional and digital radiography, implantology, and esthetic dentistry.  Every aspect of dental assisting is introduced.

The Dental Assisting Program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Education.  The program accepts 26 students annually.  The students learn by both classroom and laboratory instruction.  In addition, the students experience a variety of clinical externships in general dentistry and various dental specialties.  The skills obtained in this nine month program prepare the student for successful employment in the dynamic field of dentistry.  The graduates from the Dental Assisting program receive a diploma and may immediately sit for the Dental Assistant National Boards (DANB).

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