8/21/2023 – 5/30/2024
740 Hour Program

Monday – Thursday 5:30p – 9:30p
Cost: $7,830* (Pell Grant Eligible; GI Bill)
Class Size Limited to 17 Students

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Topics include:

  • Patient Education
  • Radiographic Imaging and Certification
  • Dental Terminology/Anatomy/Pathology
  • Dental Specialties
  • Impression Materials and Techniques
  • Principles and Techniques of Instrument Processing and Sterilization
  • OSHA and Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • CPR
  • Resume Writing, Interviewing, and Job Readiness
  • 160 Hours Non-Paid Externship

Students will sit for the National Career Readiness assessments (ACT WorkKeys), the National Entry-Level Dental Assistant (NELDA) certification, and the Dental Assisting Radiographer Certificate from the Ohio State Dental Board. College Credit is available through Franklin University and Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT)2.

IncludesLearning ModulesCertificationsAdvisory Council MembersMeet the Staff
  • 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
  • National Entry Level Dental Assistant (NELDA)
  • CPR Certification
  • Dental Radiographer Initial Training Certification
  • OSHA Certification
Dr. Kate Cartwright South Court Dental Medicine
Ms. Erin Cline Rea and Associates
Dr. Scott Cunningham Scott Cunningham, DDS
Dr. Juliann Demand-Balski Demand-Balski DDS
Ms. Bev Kreiner Medina County Health Dept.
Ms. Theresa Laffey Retired
Mrs. Phyllis Neal Herzing University
Dr. Jennie Nichols Nichols Family Dentistry
Dr. Chuck Pfister Pfister Orthodontics
Ms. Courtney Pincombe Strongsville Smile Keepers
Dr. Darren Thomas Darren Thomas, DDS
Mr. 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 of dental assistants is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations. About 56,400 openings for dental assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. The median annual wage for dental assistants was $38,660 in May 2021.

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