Dental Assisting

As a 600 clock hour program this program will take about 6 months to complete which includes a 80-hour externship training provided at dental offices preparing students to be workforce ready after completion of the program.

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Instructor: Celeste Guiler
419.289.3313 ext. 2291
guilerc@acwhcc.org

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

Certifications

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

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • American Medical Technologists Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

  • Ohio State Dental Board Radiographer's License

Woman receiving dental assistance from two other.

Dental Assisting Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed program application through https://acwhcc.axstudent.com along with a $50 non-refundable application fee.

  • Provide official transcripts or high school diploma or equivalent.

Job Outlook

  • 7% job growth for dental assistants

  • $22.38 based on national median salary for 2023

  • *source Occupational Outlook Handbook 2024

Start Dates and Program Cost

Spring Start Date

Fall Start Date

September 9, 2024 - February 14, 2025
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Spring 2025 Start Date

February 3, 2025 - June 20, 2025
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Program Cost

Program Cost

Tuition

$6,395

Books, Supplies, Fees

$1,123

Total Cost

$7,518

*Books are subject to change.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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. We're here to help.
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