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NSCC Corporate & Professional Education




Dental Assisting:Hybrid Entry-level positions in dental assisting is one of the fastest growing healthcare fields. With a growing workforce over 300,000 strong, a career in dental assisting ranks as the fourth fastest growing occupation in the healthcare technician field. This program prepares you for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant, familiarizing you with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting to function in a dental practice. Learn the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas. After course completion, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field: National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Dental Assistant Clinical Certification (DACC). Optional lab time* is available. After successful completion of this program you are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility. Cost includes required textbook. Exam not included in the cost of the program. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED. It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam for advising purposes. For testing information or to schedule exam please visit: *Lab and clinical portion of the program is subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. You must call (978) 236-1200 to register for this course. 

  • V 19537: Feb 1 - May 10th, 2021
    Mon and Wed from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Class has begun
  • V 19538: Mar 22 - May 19th, 2021
    Mon, Wed, and Fri from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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