Dental Assisting

If you like to work with people and put a smile on their face, here is 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.

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.

Dental Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • Infection Control
  • Radiography
  • Chairside Assisting
  • Dental Laboratory Procedures
  • Methods and Materials Utilized in Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment of Periodontal and Other Dental Diseases
  • Lab experience is taught at the 9th Street Dental Center
  • Includes 160-hour externship training provided at dental offices

 This 600 clock hour program (about 7 months) 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.  


Dental Assisting Program Certification 

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

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

 Gainful Employment Disclosure

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



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Admission Requirements

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

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Course Information and Job Projection 


Start Dates:

5:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

January Program Calendar

June, 2020
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

June 2020 Calendar

Course Cost: $6,332
Financial aid is available for adult education programs if you qualify. 
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