In Massachusetts, the number of licensed dental assistants to doctors is 1.25:1. Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
Dental assistants have many tasks, including direct patient care, assisting the dentist during treatment, recordkeeping, and appointment scheduling. In Massachusetts, a dental assistants’
specific duties vary depending on their level of licensure granted by BORID (Board of Registration in Dentistry). Some dental assistants are able to polish teeth to remove stains and plaque from the enamel or apply sealants, fluoride, and take x-rays, etc.
Our post-secondary Dental Assisting Program is accredited by CODA, the Commission on Dental Accreditation that also accredits all dental, dental hygiene and dental laboratory tech
programs. Attending a CODA accredited school allows the student to be eligible to sit for all three components (Infection Control, Radiology, General Chairside) of the Dental Assisting
National Board exam (DANB) earning the coveted credentials as a “CDA, Certified Dental Assistant”. If a student attends a non-accredited program they must work 3,500 hours out in
the field to gain eligibility to take the general chairside component of the DANB exam.
To learn more about STI’s Dental Assisting program contact Rhonda Jermyn, Admissions Advisor at email@example.com or click here.
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