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Dental Assisting | Certification

Hartford Area Career and Technology Center

This training is intended for adult students with a high school diploma.


Please note that course offerings may vary throughout the year. Please contact the center to learn more about upcoming offerings.

You can train to become a dental assistant in as little as six months with an online certificate program through the Vermont Adult Career & Technical Education Association in collaboration with the Vermont State Dental Society. Plus, you can get paid as a dental assistant trainee while earning a certificate in dental assisting to get on a clear path to a high-pay, high-demand career.

This course includes:

  • Overview of the dental profession
  • Dental health and disease
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control
  • Basics of dental assisting
  • Radiology
  • Dental materials
  • Dental assisting in the specialty practice
  • Dental office management

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): Certified Dental Assistant.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants for Adult Career & Technical Education

    Grants, scholarships, and other funding sources are available. Depending on program type and student eligibility, one or more tuition assistance options may apply. For example, VSAC Advancement Grant, VDOL Adult CTE Scholarship, Curtis Fund Credential of Value Scholarship, and other forms of state assistance. For more information, visit the financial assistance webpage and contact the CTE Center.

    State or Local Grant
    Private Grant
    Other Grant
    State or Local Scholarship
    Private Scholarship
    Other Scholarship
    Veteran Educational Assistance Program
    Post 9-11 GI Bill
    Vocational Rehabilitation

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