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Massasoit Community College

Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College offers associate degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences, and one-year and short-term certificates for a range of occupations and interests. Corporate and job skills training courses, personal enrichment classes, theatre and concert performances, and programs for high school students, younger children, and seniors are among the other offerings available to the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts.


The Brockton campus is a 100-acre facility, with a number of modern academic buildings, a student center, library, day care, two theaters, radio and TV studios, and a field house which houses a swimming pool, basketball court, racquetball courts and weight room. The Conference Center at Massasoit is adjacent to this campus and is available for meetings and functions.


Dental Assistant


The dental assistant is an important member of the dental team. Effective utilization of a well-trained dental assistant results in more effective dental service for a greater number of people with less time and productivity expended by the dentist. A well-trained Certified Dental Assistant is always in demand in the career market.



While the majority of assistants are employed in private dental practices, there are other fields of opportunity:



  • School clinics Public health clinics

  • Private hospitals Government hospitals

  • Dental schools The Armed Services

  • Dental sales Insurance Companies



As for duties, the main thrust is assisting the dentist at chairside in the transfer of instruments, the preparation of dental materials, and the sterilization of instruments and preparation of the treatment room. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for certain laboratory procedures.

Most important, the assistant is trained to expose and process x-rays which are used by the dentist in diagnosis and treatment planning.



Frequently the assistant is called upon to evaluate the patient's diet and its relationship to oral health, to instruct the patient in the importance of home care and to demonstrate proper brushing, flossing techniques and the use of other adjuncts as prescribed by the dentist.



The assistant's duties also include appointment making, recalls, billing and processing third party insurance forms, ordering supplies, and complying with OSHA regulations.





School name:Massasoit Community College
Address:One Massasoit Blvd.
Zip & city:02302 Massachusetts
Phone:(508) 588-9100
Web:http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/acad_depts/certs/dental.cfm
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