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Perform duties such as preparation of the patient and dental materials. Work harmoniously with both dentist and patient during treatment.
t Ohio College Tech Prep 
Year One - 3.0 elective, 1.0 Anatomy/Physiology (required) 
Year Two - 4.0 elective
Certification: students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:
  • Registered Dental Assistant 
  • Radiology
  • CPR
  • IC3 (Internet & Computing Core Certification) 
Smile, and the world will smile back as you help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. You'll be the dentist's second pair of hands as you provide chairside assistance during dental procedures. You'll learn to professionally polish teeth, take dental x-rays, prepare dental materials and instruments, make crowns and bridges and manage the dental office. Graduate to a good job in a dental practice or enter college to become a dental hygienist, lab technician or even a dentist. Other programs in Health Science career field:  Health Careers and Sports Medicine Exercise Science.
 What skills will I learn?What types of equipment are used?
  • Chairside assisting
    • Identify and transfer instruments
    • Prepare tray set-ups
    • Mix dental materials
    • Expose, process, and mount x-rays
  • Dental laboratory
    • Construct diagnostic models
    • Articulate models
    • Construct base plates/bite block
    • Construct acrylic temporary crowns and bridges
    • Prepare dies, carve wax patterns, invest and cast
  • Computerized office procedures
    • Bookkeeping records
    • Insurance forms
    • Scheduling/recall system
  • Anatomy, bacteriology, pathology, pharmacology and radiology

  • Two modern dental units, fully equipped with all components, including rotary and hand instruments
  • Dental laboratory fully equipped with: Bunsen burners, lathes, casting machine, Pelton Crane sterilizers, dental engines, hand instruments and trimmers
  • Computers
Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, Dental Office Manager, Dental Insurance Claims Rep., Certified Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, Dental Supply Sales Rep., Dental Lab Technician, Dental Receptionist, Dental Forensics, Dentist, Military

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Phone Number: 440-746-8259

Welcome to Dental Assisting


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