University of Maine at Augusta dental assisting program available at UMA Lewiston Center

LEWISTON – The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is pleased to announce that it will now offer a certificate and an associate degree program in dental assisting as well as the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA) curriculum at its UMA Lewiston Center.

This opportunity to expand the dental programs to the UMA Lewiston Center was made possible through multiple funding sources, including a $100,000 grant through the University of Maine System’s Program Innovation Fund, a $50,000 grant from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, and a $25,000 grant received from the Libra Foundation.

Until this innovative program, UMA’s Dental Assisting Program and EFDA curriculum have been limited to offering laboratory and preclinical courses on the UMA-Bangor Campus where the UMA Dental Programs are currently located. Establishing a clinic at a UMA center provides an opportunity for place-bound students interested in pursuing a professional program to do so close to home.  Immediately upon graduation, these graduates are ready to enter the workforce in their communities. 

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