Dental Assisting

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(900 Hours) Financial Aid Eligible Program (For those who qualify)

A career as a dental assistant offers many opportunities and the field is growing faster than average occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.  As valuable members of the dental care team, assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care.  In this course you’ll learn all the skills you need for entry-level employment.

Skills taught include:

  • Introduction to dentistry/oral health and nutrition
  • Infection control
  • Head and neck anatomy/physiology
  • Patient care/dental charting/psychology
  • Restorative materials/advanced chairside
  • Laboratory materials
  • Radiology
  • Practice management
  • Computer technology
  • Dental specialties

Dental Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a 250-hour, unpaid externship (additional days may be required for the externship).  Students will be required to have a routine physical, a criminal background check, and purchase their own uniforms.  Immunizations will be required prior to participation in the clinical portion of the program.

Students who complete the program will be eligible to take the Certified Ohio Dental Assisting Examination, and earn the credential CODA (Certified Ohio Dental Assistant).  Students will also complete the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer initial training course.  This initial training course satisfies the requirements of the Ohio State Dental Board and allows the student to earn the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer certification.

Schedule/Tuition:

FALL 2014
Monday – Thursday
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
September 8, 2014 – June 25, 2015 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee: $8,995 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $410)
Tuition includes textbooks, examination fee and license fee.
Students can expect the following additional costs: uniform, physical exam and immunizations/Titres.

Registration begins at the Information Night on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697 or Mary Koeka at (440) 891-7653 for more information.

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