Dental Assisting


Ms. Heather Fullerton, Ms. Tamar Iskenderian, Ms. Jillian Reynolds, and Ms. Maria DiLuigi.


The Dental Assisting students are exposed to oral health care and services through practice in our state-of-the-art dental assisting lab, as well as clinical experiences at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and at dental offices and clinics on the North Shore. Students are prepared to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification exams in Infection Control, Radiology, and Safety, and Anatomy, Morphology, and Physiology. Students who successfully complete a minimum of 936 hours of coursework; including 200 hours of clinical training, and are awarded their high school diploma can apply to the Massachusetts Board of Dentistry for licensure as a dental assistant.

Career Paths

  • Dental Assistant
  • Orthodontic Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist


  • OSHA 10 Hour Health
  • AHA First Aid Certified
  • AHA CPR Healthcare Provider
  • Radiology Certificate Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine
  • DANB Infection Control, Radiology, AP Exams

Industry Partnerships

  • Turfs University of Dental Medicine
  • Kowalski Dental
  • SkillsUSA

Articulation Agreements 

  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
  • Middlesex Community College (pending)
  • North Shore Community College (pending)

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Becky, Kowalski Dental
Stacy Abbatessa
Nancy Acquaviva
Lichelle Aldana, DMS
Peggy Canning, Nemths Dental Assisting Instructor
Nicholas Chamberlain-Nunes
Donna Davies, Beverly Farms Dental
Diane Doucette, Greater Lowell Technical High School
Chris Farley, Pediatric Dentistry of the North Shore
Lilia Fiat, Dr. Lilia S. Fiat DMD LLC
Paul Gamber, Jr. DMD
Kaycie Goudreau
Jean Hanafin, CDA, Dental Assistant Private Practice- Forever Family
Mikayla Hincman
Ann Marie Hollis, Henry Schein Dental, Sales Representative
Jennifer Kenney, CDA, Parent & Dental Professional
Donald Kowalski, DDS, Kowalski Dental, PC
Rosemary Pisani, NEMTHS Dental Assisting Instructor
Erin Selvitella, Dental Assisting Instructor, Northeast Metro Tech
Michelle Semonelli, Forever Family Dental
Robert Soper, Forever Family Dental
Brianna Swan
Dorothy Vannah, Post Secondary Education, Tufts University
Carlin Weaver, Weaver Orthotics
Paula Wrenn, DMD

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