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401 Flatbush Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 Telephone: (860) 951-7112, FAX: (860) 951-1529
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Dental Assistant
For more information call: 860 257-5124.
Dental Assistant Instructors
Faculty Member
Conferring Institution

Janice Ferrara
Department Head, ext 5124
Whitney Technical High School

Donna Valente
Instructor, ext 5022
Prince Technical High School

Accredited by:
Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300 Sutie 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone Nunber: 1-800-917-2081

Dental Assistant

Academic School Calendar
Certification Requirements
2013-2014 Gainful Employment Disclosure
Requirements for Employment as a Dental Assistant

At the completion of the Dental Assistant Program the graduate is prepared to:

  • Function effectively in assisting the dentist in caring for the patient with emphasis on comfort, safety and efficiency
  • Apply infection control practices in accordance with CDC recommendations
  • Exhibit interpersonal skills, professional ethics and personal integrity
  • Demonstrate competency in basic dental laboratory, radiology and office procedure skills
  • Effectively communicate using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills
The Dental Assistant classroom at Prince Tech accommodates 18 students and is equipped with a LCD for classroom instruction, computers for student use, multiple dental models for demonstration and both a media and a reference library. We have a sterilization area comprised of an ultrasonic unit, autoclave and a Statim sterilizer. The dental materials laboratory consists of model trimmers, lab handpieces, Triad, Omnivac and a dental lathe.  We have three fully equipped treatment rooms including an intraoral camera and digital radiography.

For clinical experience, Prince Tech utilizes a variety of private dental practices and hospital and community dental clinics.

The mission of the Connecticut Technical High School System is to provide a unique and rigorous post-secondary learning environment that:
• ensures both student academic success, and trade mastery and instills a zest for lifelong learning;
• prepares students for career advancement, apprenticeships, and immediate productive employment;
•  responds to employers’ and industries’ current and emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations through business/school partnerships

The mission of the Dental Assistant Program of the Connecticut High School System is to provide higher education to students who are interested in pursuing post-secondary study in the dental field. It ensures the student both academic and clinical success and instills a zest for lifelong learning. We support students in their pursuit of their personal and professional goals to become productive members of the dental health care team.