PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook County is dealing with a essential lack of skilled dental assistants.

That is why a nonprofit Aroostook dental clinic is partnering with local adult instruction systems and a Maine dental instruction small business to generate the initial grownup instruction-centered dental assistant system in the condition.

Prior to COVID-19, Aroostook dentists experienced entry to a modest but reliable team of trained dental assistants and mainly prevented a popular scarcity.