Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.
The Dental Assisting Program at Southeastern Technical Institute is an intense nine-month experience that exposes the student to all areas of the Dental Assisting profession. Dental assistants perform a variety of functions in the dental office setting. These include patient care procedures, patient management, dental office communications and business transactions, and dental laboratory duties. STI students perform 300 hours of clinical in at least two types of practices such as orthodontic, general, periodontal, pediatric or oral surgery.
Prior to graduation, the DA students take the Dental Assistant National Boards and receive job readiness skills. Upon graduation, the students are prepared to become licensed dental assistants in the State of Massachusetts.
Dental Assisting Skills Learned at STI:
• General Dentistry Chairside Assisting
• Dental Specialty Assisting (Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics, Implantology)
• Expanded Functions
• Dental laboratory procedures
• Dental Practice Management
• Sterilization and Instrument Care
• Digital and Traditional Radiology
• Patient Management
• Job readiness
STI Placement Rate 2021: 100% have been offered employment
STI Certification Rate 2021: 100%
The next full time day program begins this September. Join the Class of 2022! APPLY NOW to secure your spot!
Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) is a national accrediting agency of higher education institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education & accredits post-secondary career and technical education institutions.
American Dental Association (ADA) exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients.
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) The Commission on Dental Accreditation serves the public and profession by developing and implementing accreditation standards that promote and monitor the continuous quality and improvement of dental education programs. Accreditation is the ultimate source of consumer protection for prospective students.