- Taking x-rays of patients teeth
- Making tooth whitening trays
- Taking impressions of patients teeth
What will I learn...
You may think that every scrub-wearing staff member in the dentist 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 to 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 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
Chris Ianni, Dental Assisting Instructor
Beth Ladd, Dental Assisting Instructor
Lindsay Ackley, CTE Counseling Coordinator
Ethan Curtis, Special Populations Coordinator
Program Time 9:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
Phone: (802) 857-7926
High School Credits Earned
English (1 credit)
Science (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 Centor 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 are meeting and exceeding industry standards. Advisory Committees meet twice per year. Posted below are the most recent minutes.