I thought switching careers would be tough but I feel like I am so far ahead of the game already

-Columbus Dental Assisting Graduate

READY to start a new career?

Accelerate your career with an 11-week course training students in the necessary skills to pursue a career in Dental Assisting

Columbus Dental Assisting


Now enrolling for Winter 2020, and class size is limited. Register now to hold your place.  Classes begin January 10th.


Curious about a career in dental assisting? Our instructors are here to answer any questions you may have.

Train for a field that provides a fun, exciting, and caring career, delivering real benefits to people every day.

Columbus Dental Assisting offers a fast-track program that enables students to quickly and affordably obtain the skills and professional certification necessary to secure a position as a dental assistant. Dental assistants are one of the most vital roles in a dental practice setting.  Not only do they help contribute to improving patients oral health care, they also have an impact on making people feel confident in their smiles.


High-school graduates


People looking for a new career path


Parents reentering the workforce


Starting a second career


Columbus Dental Assisting Course Overview

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the profession of dental assisting, covering topics including Ohio law and ethics, dental terminology, head and neck anatomy,  infection control procedures, proper use and care of dental instruments and equipment, dental materials, dental specialties, and radiology.

Classes held in the charming Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus!

Accelerate your Career with Columbus Dental Assisting

Combined we have over 15 years of experience in the field as an Assistant and an EFDA.  We have managed and run large multi-group Practices for years! We don’t want to just train you by the book, with information and old techniques you will never use, but modern, and real-life applicable training that you will need when you start your first job!

Our Mission

It is our mission to teach and train students with the skills necessary to pursue a career in Dental Assisting.   We provide ample lecture time as well as hands-on experience, supported by a strong curriculum. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will help inspire and educate our students.

Classroom and Laboratory Work

Students will apply topics covered in the classroom portion of the course in a supervised lab setting.  In the 11-week course, there is a total of 40 hours of lecture, 53 hours of laboratory.

Class Size

With a maximum of 15 students, our small class size allows for more personalized attention and extensive hands-on training.

Cerec Training

Providing you with hands-on training for the widely recognized, and popular Cerec machine that many dentists have in office. It is an advanced CAD/CAM system, that allows patients to receive porcelain restorations in one appointment.

Radiology License

Students will sit for an Ohio approved Radiology class to receive radiology licensure.

Scholarship Opportunity

Contact Columbus Dental Assisting for information regarding scholarship availability and qualifications.

Your New Career in Dental Assisting in just 11 Weeks

Our all-inclusive Dental Assistant training program includes:

Registration Fees, Tuition, Books, Uniform, Radiology License, Cerec training,  and Instrument Kit and Tote.

More Details

All Payments are due in full, prior to course beginning, or by the selected payment plan:

Option #1:
$100 registration fee due at registration
$3,575 due at orientation
Option #2
$100 registration fee due at time of registration
$520 due at orientation
$1,540 due on week 5 of the course
$1,540 due on week 10 of the course
We accept credit card, cash, or check for tuition payments.

Columbus Dental Assisting

Learn more about our course structure, fees, schedules, and policies.

Course Schedule

The course runs for 11 weeks, offered 3 times a year,

Classes are every Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm, with a half-hour lunch break. The day will be split up into 4 hours of lecture and 4 hours of hands-on lab time.

Program start dates for 2020 are:

  • Winter: January 10, 2020 
  • Winter Orientation: January 3, 2020
  • Spring: April 10, 2020-June 19, 2020
  • Spring Orientation: April 3, 2020
Tuition & Fees

Includes: Registration Fee, Tuition, Books, Uniform, Radiology License, Cerec training, & Instrument Kit with Tote

Total Cost $3,675

Tuition Payment Schedule

All Payments are due in full, prior to course beginning, or by the selected payment plan:

Option #1:
$100 registration fee due at time of registration
$3,575 due at orientation
Option #2
$100 registration fee due at time of registration
$520 due at orientation
$1,540 due on week 5 of the course
$1,540 due on week 10 of the course
We accept credit card, cash, or check for tuition payments.
Cancellation Policy
Students have up to five calendar days after registering, to cancel enrollment. The registration fee will not be refunded. Any tuition refunds will be received within 30 days of official withdrawal.  In case of severe illness or accident, or other circumstances, both parties will come to a fair reimbursement agreement. Full reimbursement will be given if the program is discontinued and students cannot complete it, or if the course is postponed.
Refund Policy
If the student is not accepted into the training program, all monies paid by the student shall be refunded.  Refunds for books, supplies and consumable fees shall be made in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code section 3332-1-10.1.  

See our Policy & Procedures for more detailed information.


Experience and Passion

Lauren and Kendra’s passion for dentistry combined with their vast experience in training new dental assistants over the years led them to create this program, giving men and women in all stages of life the opportunity to start a wonderful and rewarding career in the dental field.

Lauren Olding

Lauren Olding is the co-owner and co-founder of Columbus Dental Assisting. Lauren has been in the dental field for approximately ten years. She started as a dental assistant, and then went on to get her Expanded Functions license. Since 2012, Lauren has been the clinical director for a multi-million dollar dental group in the central Ohio area, and has also continued to practice as an EFDA. She has experience in general dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery. She has always felt she can make an impact on the lives of the students pursuing dental assisting in a positive and educational way. 

Kendra Kundert

Kendra Kundert is the co-owner and co-founder of Columbus Dental Assisting and has been in the dental field for seven years.  She started out at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, working closely with all of the dental students there. Although it provided extensive networking, Kendra really wanted to get involved in private practice. Since 2013, Kendra has been working for a large multi-office company as an Assistant Clinical Supervisor, Inventory control manager, as well as continuing her dental assisting career.  As Assistant Clinical Supervisor, she aided in training on boarding dental assistants, many of whom were new program graduates.


Why Choose Columbus Dental Assisting?

Current students and graduates share their experiences with the courses and instructors of Columbus Dental Assisting. 

“Kendra and Lauren are fantastic instructors and are more than willing to go the extra mile to help any student! I got all the bang for my buck and I don’t regret making the choice to go back to school because they made it an easy transition, especially into the workforce. If you’re even thinking about it, take the chance- it’s well worth it!”
“I was looking forward to continue studying, and taking this course is one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made. It’s 11 weeks long and it goes by flying. Lauren & Kendra are simply amazing. They’re dedicated, attentive, and always willing to give that extra mile for you. They deserve the world!”
“I have really enjoyed learning about dentistry and having a great hands on learning experience. This course has made me have such a respect for dentistry. I cannot wait to start at my job . They help you in so many ways get a start in your dental career. Definitely check them out!”
“I have heard many compliments on how advanced I am compared to other beginners because they teach you the fundamentals needed and also prepare you with real life experience.”

“I was one of the first students that graduated from Columbus Dental Assisting. Lauren and Kendra are amazing teachers and made my experience super enjoyable. I have grown to love dentistry! I highly recommend this school for anyone pursuing a career in dental assisting.”

“Best experience I’ve ever had with a dental school. They truly prepare you for the work force and help in anyway they can to ensure you’re successful! I wouldn’t recommend going anywhere else!”
“I attended the 11 week course at Columbus Dental Assisting and it was amazing! The instructors, Kendra and Lauren, are very professional, knowledgeable, and fun. They made the learning experience fun and educational. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking at going into dental assisting.”
“Kendra and Lauren are amazing! I loved this class not only did I learn so much I made some awesome friends.”


Curious about a Career in Dental Assisting?

Contact us with any questions about dental assisting or our programs.

3701 North High Street

Columbus Ohio 43214