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Dental Assisting Program Adds Part-Time Option

New Cohorts to Help Nontraditional and Part-Time Students Reach Career Goals

The Dental Assisting program at NHTI – Concord’s Community College is announcing a new part-time model for non-traditional students

CONCORD – The Dental Assisting program at NHTI – Concord’s Community College is announcing a new part-time model for non-traditional students that have other commitments or challenges with the rigors of a full-time program, and will offer evening lectures, evening labs, and Friday labs and clinics to better meet students’ needs.

This new Dental Assisting program allows for 2 cohorts; there will be a full-time group of 20 that begins in the fall and a part-time group of 20 that begins in the summer. Previous programs have offered one full-time cohort of up to 30 that began only in the fall. This will work toward the goal of offering more student flexibility for greater participation and completion numbers.

“We are excited to better meet our students’ and communities’ needs for more flexible Dental Assisting courses,” said Lisa Scott, Allied Dental Education department chair. “NHTI has long been New Hampshire’s premier and only secondary education option for those looking to enter the dental assisting and dental hygiene fields. This addition to our rigorous programs will help us provide our highly respected dental education to more students and to those for whom the program would have otherwise been just a dream.”

The new Dental Assisting program will also graduate two cohorts per calendar year (up to 40 students versus the current 30) and at different times of the year to better meet the industry need. The increased outcomes of student completion and online options for students geographically distant from the Concord area will help workforce demands across the state.

“Our Dental Assisting program has a history of success, and this new addition will add to it,” said Kelly O’Brien, associate professor and interim Dental Assisting program coordinator in NHTI’s Allied Dental Education Department. “We are thrilled to open our doors to not only more students but to those who need a part-time option to meet their career goals.”

For more information on this program and to register, contact Kelly O’Brien at or 603-271-6484 x 4123.

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College

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