Program Overview

8/24/2020 – 3/31/2021
740 Hour Program: Monday – Thursday 5:30p – 9:30p
Cost: $6,600* (Pell Grant Eligible; GI Bill)
Class Size Limited to 17 Students

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Prepare yourself to work side-by-side with a dentist.  Assist in a variety of procedures, take x-rays, teach adults and children proper oral hygiene and take impressions (models) of teeth. Qualifying students will sit for the Ohio Dental Assistant Certification Exam sponsored by the Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification, Inc.  College Credit available through Franklin University and the University of Akron.

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  • 580 hours of instructional time
  • 160 hours of non-paid externship experience
  • Hands-on practice in fully-equipped dental lab
  • Textbooks
  • Uniforms
  • Hepatitis B series vaccination
  • One-step TB skin test
  • Exam fees: CODA (Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants Certification)
  • CPR – certification
  • Basic computer skills
  • Resume writing, interviewing and job readiness
  • Job placement assistance available
  • Chair-side Skills
  • Dental Specialties
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Insurance
  • Dental Materials
  • Preventative Procedures
  • Dental Medical Emergency Skills
  • Radiology
  • Dental Office Procedures
  • Sterilization Techniques
  • Basic Laboratory Skills
  • Patient Education
  • Job & Work Readiness Skills
  • Terminology/anatomy/pathology related to head and neck
  • Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants Certification (CODA)
  • CPR Certification
  • Dental Radiographer Initial Training Certification
  • OSHA Certification
  • Dawn Brucchieri, Medina County Career Center
  • Kate Cartwright, South Court Dental Medicine
  • Erin Cline, Rea and Associates
  • Kathy DeLoss, Retired
  • Juliann Demand-Balski, Demand-Balski DDS
  • Kim Kocias, Gateway Dental
  • Bev Kreiner, Medina County Health Dept.
  • Theresa Laffey, Retired
  • Amber MacGeorge, MCCC Former Student
  • Donna Martinko, CLE Smiles by Dr. Niki
  • Mary Kay Milewski, Allan J. Milewski DDS Inc.
  • Chuck Pfister, Pfister Orthodontics
  • Carol Ricci, Ricci and Evanko
  • Deanna Saba, Medina County Career Center
  • Darren Thomas, Darren Thomas, DDS
  • Kathy Warner, JOG/First Impression
  • Richard Wooddell, Precision Dental Arts

Financial Aid may be available for qualified students

In Ohio, jobs in the Dental Assisting field are expected to grow by 12.7% by the year 2022.

Dental Assistants Job Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (CIP Code-51.0601)

(SOC Code 31-9091)
Employment is expected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The increasing need to maintain and treat teeth will continue to increase the need for dental assistants. Median annual wages of dental assistants for Ohio were $34,500 in 2013.

Medina County Career Center Adult Education division is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone 770-396-3898/FAX: 770-396-3790.

Online registration is not available, please contact the Adult Education Department to register for this program

*Included book/supply fee is non-refundable