Dental Assisting Lab Program

Dental Assisting

Dental Assistants play an integral role on the dental team. They must be responsible, people oriented, self-motivated, and proud of their accomplishments.

Patients rely on the Dental Assistant to be reassuring and empathetic while the Dentist requires professionalism, efficiency and accuracy. The training and experience you gain in the Dental Assisting career pathway will prepare you for this multi-layered and demanding career.

Program Highlights:

  • You will apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and dental

  • terminology to educate and care for patients

  • Prepare to take the American Medical Technologists - Registered Dental

  • Assistant (RDA) exam

  • Prepare to sit for the Radiology Certification test

  • Save money on dental schools that can cost between $4,000 - $16,000

Areas of Study:

  • Creating impressions and molds

  • Prevention and patient education

  • Operating X-ray machines and mounting X-rays

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Developing chair-side etiquette as part of a dental team

  • Chairside assisting

  • Dental terminology, materials, anatomy, and physiology

  • Dental ethics/jurisprudence

  • Microbiology, pathology, histology, and morphology

  • Pharmacology and pain control

  • CPR and First Aid

  • OSHA guidelines for infection control and sterilization

  • Interviewing skills, administrative procedures, and resume writing

  • Digital impressions and radiographs

High School Credits Available:

  • 3 elective credits per year

  • College credits available through an articulation agreement at Columbus State Community College

Industry Credentials Available:

  • CPR and First Aid***

  • OSHA 10-hour Training***

  • Registered Dental Assistant***

  • Ohio Department of Health - Radiographer***

***Industry credential recognized by ODE for points toward graduation.

Download the full Dental Assisting fact sheet in English, en Español, or Somali.

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Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

Dental Assisting I Fee Sheet

Dental Assisting II Fee Sheet

This program is participating in the Chromebook One to One Experience. An additional one-time fee to purchase a Chromebook will be waived if you are a returning student who has already participated in the Chromebook One to One Experience or if you are bringing your own technology. Learn more about the Chromebook One to One Experience.

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campus, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Mariellen Murray at (740) 201-3216 or


Kamal Vilkhu
(740) 201.3268

4565 Columbus Pike | Delaware, OH 43015

Apply Online. Application opens in November.

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