The Dental Assisting Program 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. The dental assistant is an integral part of the dental profession. A dental assistant may seek employment in a dental office, dental clinic, dental insurance company, dental laboratory, and a dental supply company.

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.

STI Current Placement: 83%

STI Current Certification: 100% 

Dental Assisting Skills Learned:

• General Dentistry Chairside Assisting
• Dental Specialty Assisting (Oral Surgery,  Endodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Orthodontics,  Implantology)
• Expanded Functions
• Dental laboratory procedures
• Dental Practice Management
• Sterilization and Instrument Care
• Digital and Traditional Radiology
• Patient Management
• Job readiness

Employment Opportunities:

• Chairside Assistant (Speciality and General)
• Dental Office Administrative Assistant
• Academia
• Insurance Companies
• Dental Supply Companies
• Public Health Agencies


Starts every Fall semester
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m.– 2:10 p.m. classroom
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. clinical
(Clinical hours may vary.)

Dental Assisting Program Approval and Accreditation:

Southeastern Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Tel: 770.396.3898

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Tel: 781.338.3000

American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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