• Dental Assisting

    The Dental Assisting program trains and educates students to be formally trained, competent Dental Assistants.  The skills presented are varied and challenging drawing upon interpersonal and technical skills.  Focus is put on therapeutic communication to effectively work with patients, dental terminology, anatomy and physiology.  Chair-side procedures and model trimming techniques are also a focus of our dental curriculum.  Additionally, students will learn the professional techniques of sterilization as well as traditional and digital radiography.  Topics of study include dental materials, chair-side procedures, clinical records, dental laboratory procedures, dental anesthesia, and four-handed dentistry techniques.  Students receive instruction in the areas of application of dental materials, restorative procedures, prosthodontic procedures, laboratory procedures, preventative measures, oral surgery, and dental office administration.  


    Oral Health Care and Nutrition
    Basic Dental Sciences
    Clinical Dental Procedures
    Dental Radiography
    Dental Specialties
    Restorative & Laboratory Procedures
    Dental Practice Management
    Infection Control
    Dental Materials
    OSHA 10-Hour Healthcare Safety Credential
    CPR Certification for Healthcare Provider
    DANB - Infection Control Certification
    DANB - Radiation Health & Safety Certification Preparation
    Massachusetts Dental Assisting Licensure, RDA


    Dental Assistant
    Sterilization Technician
    Dental Sales Representative
    Dental Laboratory Technician
    Dental Hygienist
    Dental Educator

    Articulation agreements exist with colleges for students to receive credit for coursework completed while at Shawsheen Tech.