Dental Assisting Program Overview

  • The Dental Assisting Program trains and educates students to be competent Dental Assistants. The skills of a Dental Assistant are varied and challenging, with a wide range of tasks that require interpersonal and technical skills.

    The Dental Assisting Program offers students the opportunity to take the Dental Assisting National Board Exam in Infection Control and Radiation Health and Safety.

    Students receive intense hands-on training in the dental shop at Diman as well as clinical rotations at local dental offices. Clinical experience can also be obtained through Diman's Cooperative Education Program.

    Program entry requirements consist of average to above average grades in science and English. Students must posses a good degree of manual dexterity as well as good interpersonal skills.

    Career opportunities can include flexible hours with part-time and full-time employment.

Diman Dental Assisting Program

Watson School Visit

2016 Dental visit to Watson Elementary School
On June 3, 2016, Diman Dental Assisting juniors Kayla Moniz, Tania Melo, Brianna Vezina joined Senator Michael Rodrigues in a visit to Watson Elementary School's Career Day to talk about dentistry.


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  • Dental Assisting raises money for charity, challenges others to do the same

    Diman's Dental Assisting program recently raised $750 for the SmileTrain initiative, a charity that provides surgery to children in third-world nations that require cleft surgery. The money raised by Diman's students will provide surgery for three children.

    We challenge other nationwide dental assisting programs to do the same, or beat us. Good luck!

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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Clinical Dental Assistant for General Practice
    • Clinical Dental Assistant for Specialty Practice
    • Office Management Assistant
    • Laboratory Assistant
    • Dental hygienist
    • Dental hygienist
    • Pre-dental

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Prevention and Nutrition
    • Basic Dental Sciences
    • Pre-Clinical Dental Skills
    • Clinical Dental Procedures
    • Dental Radiography
    • Dental Specialties
    • Restorative and Laboratory Materials and Techniques
    • Dental Practice Management

In the News

  • Diman shops give kids a smile

    The Dental Assisting and Health Careers programs hosted the local Head Start program during Children's Dental Health Month. (2/13/19)

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  • "Operation Chrismas" yields nearly 300 toys

    Students and staff from Dental Assisting and Culinary Arts teamed together to keep up the tradition of the Annual Toy Drive which was started many years ago by Mrs. Maria Torres. Close to 300 toys will be donated to “Operation Christmas”, the annual toy giveaway at Citizens for Citizens, who have about 4,000 people signed up to receive toys, all of whom signed up in advance. Culinary Arts department donated the profits from the annual gingerbread house event to Diman’s Key Club, who donated the proceeds back to the toy drive. Culinary Arts department also held a raffle in Room 251. The Dental Assisting program have been collecting toys in the shop and faculty members have been very generous. (12/14/18)

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  • Diman students collect 1,000 toys for donation to Citizens for Citizens

    The annual toy giveaway at Citizens for Citizens is a big deal, and not just because it’s a display of the Christmas spirit. (12/18/17)

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  • Diman dental double donations

    The generosity of Diman’s Dental Assisting program is well-known, so it should come as no surprise that they started the current school year with two charitable events in the first month. First, students and staff lent a hand in the annual Dentistry from the Heart program in Seekonk, then another group of students and staff participated in the Health First Second Annual 3-mile Walkathon. (10/3/16)

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  • As Diman staff look back on '88 expansion, they look forward to further growth

    FALL RIVER - In the 1980s, Diman was a school bursting at the seams with programs, with machines, with disciplines struggling for space. (5/24/2012)

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