- Taking x-rays of patients' teeth
- Making tooth whitening trays
- Taking impressions of patients' teeth
- Assisting with dental procedures
What will I learn...
You may think that every scrub-wearing staff member in the dentist's office is either a dentist or a dental hygienist. Some of those staff members are, while others are professionals performing important tasks like making sure the dental office is running smoothly and facilitating care for dental patients. Those team members are called Dental Assistants.
If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and are interested in a career with lots of responsibility, dental assisting is for you.
- Take additional college classes through CCV and earn college credits
- Earn certification for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED)
- Receive Dental Radiology certification at the conclusion of the program
- Become a student member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
- Students have the opportunity to practice their dental assisting skills in local dental practices
- High school juniors have the option to return for the Dental Assisting 2 program as a second year apprentice at a local dental practice
Advisory Committee Members
Chris Ianni, Dental Assisting Instructor
Beth Ladd, Dental Assisting Instructor
Heidi McLaughlin, CTE Counseling Coordinator
Ethan Curtis, Special Populations Coordinator
Program Time 9:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
Phone: (802) 857-7926
Accredited by CODA Commission on Dental Accreditation
High School Credits Earned
English (1 credit)
Science (1 credit)
Math (1 credit)
Electives (3 credits)
CPR / AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications
Dental Radiology Certification
What's Next / Employment in the Field
Students interested in pursuing a career seek employment as a dental assistant. Students also have the option to continue their education and pursue a course of study to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant, or post secondary education in Dental Hygiene or Dentistry.
Qualifying graduates are eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board examination to become Certified Dental Assistants.
Who Enrolls in Dental Assisting
High School Juniors, Seniors and Adult Students
The Center for Technology has long-standing partnerships with businesses and industry leaders through program advisory committees. The goal of these committees is to ensure that CTE's programs meet and exceed industry standards. Advisory Committees meet twice per year. Posted below are the most recent minutes.
Meeting Notification -
May 10, 2022 Advisory Warning / Agenda / Minutes
Monday, October 25th Adivisory Committee - Agenda
Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes