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.
Licensed Dental Radiographer
Dental sales and marketing
Skills Gained:Certifications, College Credit
Direct Patient Care/Relationship Building
Patient Education in Preventive Dental Care
Health and Wellness
Oral/Systemic Health Connection
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
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.
For more information, call Instructor Holly Todd at 513-932-5677 or Holly.Todd@mywccc.org