Dental Assisting


As a 600 clock hour program this program will take about 7 months to complete which includes a 160-hour externship training provided at dental offices preparing students to be workforce ready after completion of the program.

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Instructor: DeAnna Reynolds
419.289.3313 ext. 2291

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This program is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.
*This program may be taken as an Adult Diploma Program.


What This Program Teaches

  • Infection Control
  • Radiography
  • Chair-side Assisting
  • Hands-on skills or experience taught on-site
  • Dental Laboratory Procedures
  • Methods and Materials Utilized in Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment of Periodontal and Other Dental Diseases


In the Dental Assisting program, you may also earn the following certifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA)
  • American Medical Technologists Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Columbus Dental Society radiography certified by the Ohio State Dental Board

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Dental Assisting Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed program application through along with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts or high school diploma or equivalent.

Job Outlook

• Faster than average projected job growth
• $40,080 median annual pay in Ohio

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Start Dates and Program Cost

Start Dates
Summer Start Date
June 7, 2021
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2021 Summer Program Calendar 
Fall Start Date
November 8, 2021
Monday - Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

2021-2022 Fall Program Calendar
Summer Start Date
June 8, 2022
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Program Cost

Summer 2021 Program Cost:  $6,239

Fall 2021 Program Cost

Program Cost 
Tuition   $5,344
Books, Supplies, Fees   $1,658
Total Cost   $7,002
*Books are subject to change.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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