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Northwest Career and Technical Center

Dental Assistant: Includes Paid Training Position


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Exciting News! Train to become a Dental Assistant in as little as six months.  This hybrid program includes online learning as well as a paid dental assisting training position with a local dental practice which allows students to earn while they learn.  Online learning topics include dental health and disease, infection control, radiology, and dental office management.  Clinical skills include dental procedures and protocols, dental charting, laboratory procedures and safety, and clinical safety.  This program is a collaboration of the Vermont Adult Career & Technical Education Association and the Vermont State Dental Society.  

A complete description of the entire process can be found here. Please read carefully.

There is an application process that consists of a pre-invterview with the Northwest Career & Technical Center (NCTC). Candidates who are accepted through the pre-interview are recommended to the participating Dental Practice(s) for an official interview and job shadow. Candidates who are accepted by the Dental Practice, work with NCTC to finalize funding and enroll in the online course through Ed2Go. 

If you have further questions or you're interested in scheduling a pre-interview, please contact or call 802-527-6433.


Candidates who are not accepted by the Dental Practice, can still enroll in the online course through Ed2Go, however, it does not include paid training. The cost is $1,995. It does include an externship that can be explored with Ed2Go.

If you're seeking financial assistance, you can contact VSAC to see if you're eligible for a grant by calling 800-642-3177. The Department of Labor and Vocational Rehabilitation are also good sources for funding.

Please contact NCTC at 802-527-6433 or email 

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