Get the Skills to Begin a Career as a Dental Assistant in as few as 10 Months
Porter and Chester Institute's Dental Assisting program in Connecticut and Massachusetts covers the administrative and chairside clinical functions of dental assistants. You can learn about topics such as oral anatomy, oral hygiene, oral diseases, dental radiography, charting and record keeping, infection control, nutrition, and chairside dental procedures. Instructors place emphasis on day-to-day clinical skills along with safety and practice management.
- Program offered at: Hamden CT, New London CT, Rocky Hill CT, Stratford CT, Waterbury CT, and Brockton MA, Chicopee MA, Worcester MA
- Program length: 10 months
- Credit Hours: 47
- Graduates earn a diploma
How/When to Apply
We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: August 16, 2021
At Porter and Chester Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!
Dental Assisting courses are delivered in a Hybrid format with lecture and other didactic activities delivered online and labs delivered on-campus. Some courses within the program may be delivered fully online, while other courses combine on-campus labs with online lecture material. . Some courses within the program may also include online lab simulations. Online, didactic instruction is primarily asynchronous, with assignments and homework accessible 24 hours a day/seven days per week through the Learning Management System (LMS). Students will need to reserve approximately 25-30 hours per week for online educational activities and study and on-campus labs.
Dental Orientation 1501
Dental Assisting Overview 1502
Dental Radiology 1503
Chairside Procedures 1504
Dental Sciences 1505
Career Development 1506
Dental Specialties 1507
Dental Emergencies 1508
The Administrative Assistant 1509
Laboratory Procedures 1510
Tuition Cost: $17,000
Additional Fees: $2,985
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.