• Dental Assisting

  • Imagine Yourself...

    • Taking x-rays of patients
    • Making tooth whitening trays
    • Taking impressions of patients teeth

    What will I learn...

    You may think that every scrub-wearing worker in the dentist office is either a dentist or a dental hygienist.  Some of those workers are, while others are professionals performing important tasks running the dental office and facilitating care to dental patients.  Those workers 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 and the conclusion of the course
    • Become members of the Vermont Dental Assistants Association (VDAA) and the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)
    • Students have the opportunity to practice their dental assisting skills in local dental practices
  • Kimberly HolmesDental Assisting Instructor 
    Beth LaddDental Assisting Instructor
    Lindsay Ackley, CTE Counseling Coordinator
    Bill Lance, Technical Special Needs Coordinator

    Program Time 9:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. 
    Phone: (802) 857-7926

    High School Credits Earned

    Math (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    Electives (4 credits)


    CPR / AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications

    What's Next / Employment in the Field

    Students interested in pursuing a career in a related field may seek employment as a dental assistant or enroll in a course of study to become an Expanded Function Dental Assistant.  Some students continue their education and pursue a career 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

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