Dental Assistants are invaluable to the daily operation of a dental practice providing chair side assisting in restorative dental work, laboratory duties as well as patient reception, care and patient records to name a few. The demand for skilled Dental Assistants is growing by leaps and bounds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. Northeast Collaborative School of Dental Assisting has been licensed for operation by the State of New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission for Career Schools. Our accelerated program differs from other dental assistant programs that are primarily lecture-based. Instead, the focus of training is hands-on skills in laboratory and chair side at the school and in the internships arranged for you within the collaborative of local area general and specialty practices. Students are prepared to take the Radiation Health and Safety Board exam necessary in the state of NH for employment. Classes are held in the evening and/or on a Saturday which accommodate students that may otherwise not be able to attend day time classes. A great deal of research and development has contributed to a best in class education experience that maximizes our student success and satisfaction. Our classes are small and therefore personalized to each of our student’s learning style.

Become a Dental Assistant in just 13 weeks!

You’ll gain skills & experience beyond what typical programs offer. Sessions are conveniently offered nights and weekends. Small classes allow for more individualized instruction


Our accelerated program differs from other dental assisting programs that are primarily lecture-based. NECSDA focuses on hands-on skills in laboratory and chair side at our school facility. The internships are arranged for students at local general and specialty practices. Graduating competent and confident DAs differentiates us from any other program in New Hampshire.

Our Curriculum

Foundation Principles and skills of the clinical dental assistant are learned by following a regimented 13 week program consisting of 78 hours of lecture and lab and 50 hours of externship with practicing dentists.


Northeast Collaborative School of Dental Assisting (NECSDA) was founded to meet the need for affordable, comprehensive, hands-on education and training to serve students interested in a career as a dental assistant. Through our intensive program, under the guidance of Dr. Brian D. Shuman, DMD, students receive direct training from practicing dental assistants, dental hygienists and dental educators that exhibit a passion in their respective fields of expertise. This passion and expertise combined with a commitment to providing quality dental assistant education ensures that all graduates are highly competent, confident, and fully prepared for immediate employment in a professional dental practice. This unparalleled level of quality differentiates NECDA from any other program currently offered in the state of New Hampshire.

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I am extremely happy with my experience at NECSDA! I feel very lucky to have come across such an extraordinary school. The instructors are amazingly friendly and very passionate about dentistry and teaching it to others. Learning from an experienced Dental Assistant gives you true insight into the Dental Assisting world. The “hands-on” approach to learning and small class size truly prepares you for feeling confident in going out there and performing your best as a Dental Assistant during practicum hours. Meaghan Stewart

NECSDA Student

I felt like the instructors truly cared about what they were teaching. We were hands on from the very first class, a lot of the learning was hands on. Jessica Hurlbert

NECSDA Student

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