Columbus Dental Assisting

Program Description

Columbus Dental Assisting Program Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the profession of dental assisting. The didactic portion will cover 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. Students will apply topics covered in the didactic portion of the course in a supervised lab setting. They will also sit for the Ohio approved Radiology class to receive radiology licensure. Total of 40 hours of lecture, 53 hours of laboratory.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the ability to:

*Identify the members of the dental health team

*Understand the ethical and legal issues affecting the dental health team *Demonstrate proper infection control procedures

*Identify dental handpieces and instruments

*Demonstrate knowledge of dental charting

*Demonstrate proper use and care of dental instruments

*Understand basic dental terminology

*Understand basic pharmacology and how it pertains to dental patients

*Describe and demonstrate how to prepare the dental treatment area for the patient’s arrival and discuss the importance of this preparation

*Demonstrate proper moisture control techniques

*Describe and demonstrate how the operator and dental assistant are positioned during treatment

*Explain and demonstrate proper instrument transfer

*Demonstrate the characteristic of a professional dental assistant

Frequently Asked

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.


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3701 North High Street

Columbus Ohio 43214