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Dental Assisting

The Dental Assisting program is an exciting career path for the student who enjoys the challenges and rewards of working with people and has the desire to join the growing health and dental industries. Students are exposed to oral health care and services through practice in our state-of-the-art dental assisting lab, as well as clinical experiences in MetroWest dental offices and clinics.

Students also earn a deeper understanding of patient care by studying anatomy and physiology, with an emphasis on head, neck, oral, and dental anatomy. In-depth preparation for Dental Assisting licensure is a natural launch pad for a well-paid career in the dental field.

● Care for patients and interact with healthcare professionals in the dental industry
● Use professional medical equipment, technology and techniques in dental assisting lab
   and clinical settings in MetroWest
● Practice skills to manage medical and dental emergencies, including all aspects of
    infection control and sterilization

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education

ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS 

High School Diploma from Keefe Tech

Dental Assistant
Entry Level Orthodontic Assistant
Entry Level Dental Lab Technician
Dental Receptionist/ Front desk
Oral Surgery Assistant
Front Desk Coordinator
Insurance Coordinator
Claims Representative for Insurance Company
Sterilization Technician

TECHNICAL CAREERS

Associates  Degree (2-year), Certificate Program, Licensing or Adult Education

Dental Hygienist
Certified Dental Assistant
Certified Dental Laboratory Technician
Dental Office Manager
Dental Sales Consultant/Specialist
Dental Educator
Equipment Repair Specialist
Community Health Dental Coordinator
Pharmaceutical Representative

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

Bachelors Degree (4-year) and Graduates or Doctoral Degree for some

General Dentist
Orthodontist
Pediatric Dentist
Endodontist
Periodontist
Prosthodontist
Dental Therapist
Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist
Oral Maxillofacial Radiologist
Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dental Assisting Department Resources

Dental Assisting Department Contact Information

Angelica Corcoran

Teacher
Dental Assisting

Laura Pargas

Teacher
Dental Assisting

Certifications

  • OSHA

  • First Aid

  • CPR

Articulation Agreements and College Credit

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Dental Assisting Frameworks