Dental Assisting

This program offers you an opportunity to progress toward a career in the dental field. Course work and lab experiences prepare students for entry-level positions and for post-secondary education.

Skills Learned

  • Chair side assisting skills
  • Law and ethics
  • Basic dental lab skills
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Specialties
  • Dental instrument identification and use
  • Preventive dentistry and nutrition
  • Head and neck anatomy
  • Oral Radiology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Nutrition
  • Dental Terminology
  • Infection Control
  • First Aid
  • CPR

College Credits

North Central State College

Certifications available:

  • Prepare for CODA dental assisting certification exam
  • Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer Certification
  • American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

Program Highlights

  • Develop interpersonal skills while working with other students in daily lab activities
  • Deliver quality patient care alongside dentists, orthodontists, hygienists and office personnel
  • Prepare patients, equipment and treatment area for a wide rang of dental procedures
  • Utilize the same laboratory and specialized equipment as dental professionals

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, additional certifications and further education.

Entry level positions as:

  • Dental lab technician assistant
  • Dental front office assistant
  • Chair side dental assistant

Prepare for post secondary education in:

  • Expanded functions dental assisting
  • Dentist
  • Dental hygiene

Dental Assisting