Dental Assisting

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Dental Assisting
Do you like to work with people? Do you enjoy science? Check out the Dental Assisting program. You’ll learn to work with patients as part of a team of health professionals, using the equipment you’ll find in a dental practice and lab, and can earn your certification to begin a career right away and also be prepared for further education.

Students will learn general dental assisting skills, including patient interaction, preparing dental restorative materials, identifying and using dental instruments, and dental terminology. Students will spend lab hours practicing chair-side, infection control, and basic laboratory skills. Job shadowing is included to gain exposure to working in dental offices. Students will also participate in SkillsUSA, a Career-Technical Student Organization.
This program is located at the Greentree Health Science Academy, a state-of-the-art medical training facility near Atrium Medical Center. Students are transported from WCCC to the academy for their lab work. 
Career Opportunities
  • Chairside assistant
  • Licensed Dental Radiographer
  • Office manager/receptionist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Lab technician
  • Dental sales and marketing
  • Dentist
Some careers noted require additional education 
Skills Gained:
  • Direct Patient Care/Relationship Building 
  • Patient Education in Preventive Dental Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Human Anatomy
  • Oral/Systemic Health Connection
  • Dental Radiology
  • General Dentistry Clinical Skills
  • Specialty Dental Practice Skills
  • Dental Lab Procedures
  • Infection Control and Sterilization 
  • Dental Insurance Claims Processing
  • Treatment Planning and Presentation
  • Appointment Coordinating and Front Office
  • Dental Office Management
  • Advanced Career Path Options
Certifications, College Credit
American Heart Association Basic Lifesaver Certification
American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid Certification
Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA)
Ohio Dental Assistant Radiography License
Internships & Job Placement
Seniors are eligible for early job placement in the second half of the school year. The criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance.
Career Technical Student Organization:
Dental Assisting students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

For more information, call Instructor Holly Todd at 513-933-3960 or

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