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Explore the Dental Assisting Program

Students in the Dental Assisting program prepare patients, instrument trays, and materials for exams to assist the dentist during procedures. They also learn medical/dental terminology, anatomy and physiology, office procedures, and dental radiography. Students in the program will also learn how to take impressions and X-rays.

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Engage, Experience, and Learn

Students in the program learn dental radiology procedures, medical/dental terminology, dental materials, dental procedures, basic oral hygiene, CPR and medical emergencies, and head and neck anatomy.

Students prepare for dental assistant and radiography certifications, immediate employment, and further education. They participate in HOSA, a career and technical student organization, that aims to empower future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.

Discover Career Opportunities

Explore our career tree to learn about the wide variety of professional opportunities that students are prepared for upon program completion or with further education.

  • Entry Level: CODA Certified Dental Assistant, Pediatric Dental Assistant, Dental Sterilization Technician, Dental Infection Control Technician

  • Technical Careers: Dental Hygienist, DANB Certified Dental Assistant, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant, Insurance Coordinator, Dental Financial Coordinator

  • Professional Careers: Dentist, Orthodontist, Cosmetic Dentist, Forensic Dentist, Dental Educator, Dental Laboratory Technician, Public Health Dentist

Dental Assisting Career Tree

Earn College Credits and Certifications

Students in the program can earn their CPR/ First Aid Certification, Ohio Dental Radiography Certification, and their Dental Assistant Certification (CODA).

We offer students a variety of college credit options. View our statewide credit agreements.

  • Additional Certifications for Coronal Polishing

  • Additional Certifications for Sealant Placement

  • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)

  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science

  • Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene

Jill Woods

Contact Us

Jill Woods, Program Instructor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1044,

Rachel Gensburg, Program Supervisor, 330-847-0503 ext. 1310,

Resources: Syllabus | Open House Session Recording