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Dental Assistant (XDA)
Program Description

Certification Training (CT)

Enter the health care field with our 70-hour training program for certification as a Dental Assistant. Learn all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and train in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. In addition to the classroom lecture and hands-on lab, this program also includes an optional 40-hour clinical rotation.

Designed to prepare you to sit for the DANB national Entry Level Dental Assistant Exam (NELDA). NELDA includes Radiology Health and Safety Exam (RHS), Infection Control Exam (ICE), and Anatomy, Morphology, and Physiology Exam (AMP). The exam costs are not included in the cost of the program. https://www.danb.org/

Quick Facts
Professional Education certification program
Open enrollment
Payment plan available
ITA eligible

NOTE: Students interested in participating in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, may be required to undergo criminal background checks, including a national as well as local check (i.e. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)). Depending on the contents of these criminal background check(s), a student's participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider may not be allowed, and therefore may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please note that eligibility to participate in the program and/or clinical affiliation, internship or field placement as a result of screening requirements, such as criminal background checks, is not a guarantee of eligibility to sit for professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation.

For more information, contact us at (978) 236-1200 or professional@northshore.edu .


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