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Dental Assisting

Program Description:

The Dental Assisting Associate in Science degree or Certificate program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to assist at chairside in the dental environment. The program prepares students to perform clinical supportive procedures, some clinical procedures on patients (such as oral-health instruction), to perform laboratory procedures, and basic office procedures. Students also gain knowledge into the legal provisions and regulations pertinent to the Massachusetts Dental Practice Act and dental auxiliary utilization. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Dental Assisting National Board exam (DANB), which awards the credential of Certified Dental Assistant. The program emphasizes hands-on learning in small clinical and lab settings, as well as through the externship experience and Service-Learning activities.

Program Contact Information:

Dental Programs Secretary Sarah Peterson Taggard (978) 656-3054

Dental Assisting Program Coordinator Peg Bloy, Program Coordinator (978) 656-3053

Last Modified: 10/5/17