Dental Assisting

If you like to work with people, here's some good news:

Dental Assisting is a rapidly growing health occupation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the aging population and ongoing research linking oral health and general health will lead to continued increases in the demand for preventive dental services.

Is Dental Assisting the Right Career Path for You?

You might like this job if you are the kind of person who is compassionate, a good listener, likes to nurture, teach, develop relationships, enjoys variety in your work, and likes to learn new things.  If you like to feel appreciated, this may be the job for you.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Dental Assistant?

As a 600 clock hour program, this program will take about 7 months to complete. It offers everything you need to get on the path to a fun and rewarding career. 


In less than a year, you could be in a job you love with a great future. Make a plan to get there.  

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The Dental Assisting Program Provides You with These Skills:

  • Infection Control
  • Radiography
  • Chair-side Assisting
  • Lab experience is taught off site
  • Includes 160-hour externship training provided at dental offices
  • Dental Laboratory Procedures
  • Methods and Materials Utilized in Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment of Periodontal and Other Dental Diseases

Dental Assisting Program Certification

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

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification (CODA)
  • American Medical Technologists Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Columbus Dental Society radiography certified by the Ohio State Dental Board


Past Program Results - Based on COE standards
School Year 2019
  Students: 12
  Completion: 92% 
  Placement: 82%
  Licensure:  n/a

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Dental Assisting Admission Requirements

Applying for the Dental Assisting program is simple. You can begin your application online now, or reach out to a member of our team with any questions you have. To be eligible for enrollment, you will need to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma, equivalency, or GED® before enrolling
  • No previous or pending disqualifying offenses
  • Good reading comprehension

Explore the Dental Assisting Career in Ohio

Discover job opportunities as a Dental Assistant! O-Net (Occupational Information Network) allows you to explore opportunities in this area of study.

Tuition and Financial Aid for Dental Assisting

Investing in your future is worth the price, but we understand the challenges of budgeting and planning for your future. There may be financial aid opportunities available to you as an adult education student. We're here to help you make a way forward. Visit the Visit our Financial Aid page for the Net Price Calculator, or reach out for help figuring out your next steps.

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Dental Assisting Sessions Begin Soon!

Instructor: DeAnna Reynolds

Start Date
November 2, 2020
Monday - Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

2020-2021 Program Calendar Fall

 Course Cost: $6,239
Financial aid is available for adult education programs. Learn more or contact us.

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