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MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Dental Assistant Training Program Application ONLY

with Amanda Willette


Course Instructor: Amanda Willette, CDA, EFDA, M.S.Ed., Owner, Beyond Compliance, PLLC 

Course Overview: The Dental Assisting Foundations Training Program provides  participants with the foundational knowledge and skills in infection  control, dental radiology, and chairside dental assisting to prepare for  an entry level position as a dental assistant in general dentistry.  


Course Goals:

1. Prepare participants for an entry-level position as a chairside dental  assistant.  

2. Prepare participants to successfully complete the Dental Assisting  

National Board ® Infection Control Exam ®.  

3. Prepare participants to successfully complete the Dental Assisting  

National Board ® Radiation Health and Safety Exam ® as needed to apply  

to the Maine Board of Dental Practice for Dental Radiography Licensure 


Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older, High school Diploma, GED/HiSET or Equivalent 

Program Length: 10 Weeks 

Directed Self-Study: 40 Hours 

Didactic (classroom) Hours: 40 Hours 

Laboratory/Clinical Hours: 60 Hours 


Required Text: (Included in program cost)

"Modern Dental Assisting”, Doni L. Bird, Debbie S Robinson 13th Edition Published 2021 

“Modern Dental Assisting Student Workbook”, Doni L. Bird, Debbie S. Robinson 13th Edition Published 2021 

“Dental Instruments. A Pocket Guide”

“Modern Dental Assisting Student Workbook”, Linda Boyd, 7th Edition Published 2021

Class times: Tuesday (via zoom) and Thursday (in person at SAD 1 Adult Ed) evenings, 7:00-9:00pm  

Labs: Fridays, 9:00am - 3:30pm at St. Apollonia Dental Office in Presque Isle.   


Acceptance Process:

1. Complete the application and return it to SAD 1 Adult & Community Education:    Scanned and emailed:

                   Faxed: (207) 764-8107

                   Mailed/dropped off: 79 Blake Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769

                   Completed online:

2. Candidates will be interviewed

3. Baseline skills inventory reading and math to identify academic assistance to support student success


Cost: $3,950.00 — includes instruction, text & workbooks, hands-on pre-lab and lab training as well as supplies, CPR/BLS certification, certification exam fees. *Additional student costs include scrubs and comfortable shoes. 

*Financial assistance may be available for qualified students.

There is NO COST to complete the application. No payment will be made until a learner is ACCEPTED into the program, pending the interview and CASAS testing. 

  • July-September 2022: Jul 12 - Sep 23rd, 2022
    Tue, Thu, and Fri for 10 weeks from 7:00 - 9:00 pm

SAD 1 Adult Education


79 Blake Street, Suite 2
Preque Isle, ME 04769 Get directions

Room: 412

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