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Dental Assistant School:  Become a Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant School, student taking xrays

Are thinking about enrolling in dental assistant school?  Are you interested in oral care and dental hygiene? Can you picture yourself working in a dental office? If so, the Dental Assistant program at Seacoast may be a good fit for you.

Dental technology is a rapidly developing area where new materials and technologies are constantly being created. These changes in the field of dentistry have created a demand for qualified dental assistants. Dental assistants are especially important, since they can help free up the dentist’s time by handling routine tasks while the dentist works on more complex procedures.

Dental assistants perform a variety of dental procedures, such as exams, instrument preparation, laboratory procedures, and office management. The job outlook for dental assistants between the years of 2010 and 2020 is excellent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

At Seacoast, our Dental Assisting program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a dental assistant, including dental anatomy, dental terminology, laboratory procedures, and chairside assisting techniques. Explore our webpages and learn more about a career in this rapidly developing field.

Career Description: Dental Assistant
Learn more about the job responsibilities, employment outlook, and earning potential for dental assistants.

Sample Courses: Dental Assistant
Coursework at Seacoast is a hands-on experience. Take a look at some of the courses that will help prepare you for your new career.

Career Services: Dental Assistant
At Seacoast, we want you to succeed after graduation. Read about how our Career Services department helps you plan your career.

 

Our Graduates Say It Best

Graduate: Tina Sarette
Name of Program: Dental Assistant
Campus: Seacoast/Manchester, NH

“Graduating from Seacoast Career Schools was one of the best things I have ever done."

“Graduating from Seacoast Career Schools was one of the best things I have ever done. I was a stay-at-home mom for 14 years. When my husband lost his job and was unable to get another one, I knew I needed to do something. I researched on the computer and looked in the paper to see what kind of jobs were still out there. I continually saw dental assisting jobs in the paper, and I read that dental assisting was listed as one of the careers in demand. I enrolled at Seacoast in Manchester, NH, not knowing that I had found a career that I was going to love.

“The program fit into my life well. Other dental assisting programs in the area took at least two years to complete, and required more prerequisites. I needed an accelerated program that I could do in a year. My husband had to go overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan to work in order to keep up with our mortgage and pay our bills. He was over there for a year and a half. I loved the classes and everything I was learning at Seacoast. I did well and maintained a 4.0 grade point average through the entire program.

“When I started at Seacoast, I had an idea that I wanted to specialize in orthodontics. My son had had braces and was treated by Mehan Orthodontics. I had researched this office and knew that was where I wanted to work when I graduated from the program. After I graduated, I went to Dr. Mehan’s office and asked him if I could shadow at his office. That was three months after I graduated, and after a short time, I was offered a job. I love what I do and I am glad that I went to Seacoast and did the Dental Assisting program. My husband is home now things are a lot better than they used to be.”

What Tina says about Seacoast: “I love what I do and I am glad that I went to Seacoast and did the Dental Assisting program.”