• Dental Assisting

  • Imagine Yourself...

    • 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

Advisory Committee Members
  • Chris IanniDental Assisting Instructor 
    Beth LaddDental 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