Aroostook leading the charge in addressing state shortage of dental assistants

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook County is going through a essential shortage of certified dental assistants.

That is why a nonprofit Aroostook dental clinic is partnering with regional adult education and learning programs and a Maine dental instruction business enterprise to produce the 1st grownup training-primarily based dental assistant system in the condition.

Prior to COVID-19, Aroostook dentists had access to a smaller but responsible group of properly trained dental assistants and mainly avoided a widespread shortage.