Dental Assisting Program

Get the Skills to Be a Professional Dental Assistant

Hands-On Dental Assisting Training in as Little as 9 Months

Dental Assistant Infographic

Learn more about PCI’s Dental Assisting program!

Choose a career where you can make a difference by getting dental assisting training from Porter and Chester Institute.

If you want a career in a growing field where what you do really matters, our Dental Assisting program can train you to begin your new career in as little as 9 months.

Did you know that oral health is vitally linked to the overall health of your whole body? That’s why more and more people are making sure they have regular dental checkups. And all those busy dentists need help! That’s where you come in. If you’re good with people and would like a career where every day is a little different from the last, our Dental Assisting programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts can open doors for you in this exciting field.

Our dental assisting training will prepare you to work in today’s busy dental office by teaching you what you need to know in a way that makes sense to you:

  • Practical Content: In our clinical labs you’ll learn how to take patient histories and vital signs and assist chairside in procedures like dental exams, tooth fillings, root canals, oral surgery and orthodontics, bridge and crown work. You will also learn how to take impressions, construct temporary crowns, use sealants and bleaching trays and develop digital and analog x rays.
  • Hands-On Training: If you learn best by doing, then our dental assisting training will suit your learning style to a tee! You’ll learn skills in the classroom and then spend time practicing them in our lab. And in your final term you’ll get out into the real world, at two separate externships in actual dental offices.
  • Qualified Instructors: Our instructors are all professionals in the dentistry field. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of dental assisting and are friendly, caring and committed to your success.
  • Job Outlook: The demand for Dental Assistants is soaring! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for Dental Assistants are expected to grow by 31 percent through 2020.
  • Soft Skills: We’ll help you develop your natural skills and talents so that you’re ready to professionally interact with patients and dental staff. At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re proud of our students because they make great employees! Are you ready to become part of a dynamic dental team?

To learn more about the dental assisting training at Porter and Chester Institute, request information from one of our Career Program Specialists today!

Our Dental Assisting program is offered at the following campuses:

PCI Campuses

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Gainful Employment Disclosures for our Dental Assisting program:
Dental Assisting: PCI Campuses* — Day
Dental Assisting: PCI Campuses* — Evening
Dental Assisting: PCI Branford Campus — Day
Dental Assisting: PCI Branford Campus — Evening
*Does not include PCI Branford

For MA residents only – Massachusetts Program Information Pages, 940 CMR 31:
Dental Assisting: PCI MA Campuses – Day
Dental Assisting: PCI MA Campuses – Evening