Dental Assisting Program

Last Updated: 12/1/2020 9:49 PM

The demand for health-related services continues to rise rapidly, especially in this fast-growing field. Prepare for a successful career in the Dental Assisting program. The sky is the limit. Complete this program and prepare to choose one of these career options: secure a full-time, well-paying job or continue your education and become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, a Dental Hygienist, or even a Dentist.


Virtual Open House

Information about our programs and our virtual open house can be found at


Basic dental assisting skills are taught that will enable students to enter the workforce or continue their education after graduation.


Experience and Skills Gained

  • Certified Ohio Dental Assistant’s Certification
  • Dental Radiographer’s Licensure
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers Certification
  • DEH 1102 Introduction to Dentistry
  • Infection control procedures
  • Entry level chair-side assisting skills
  • Entry level dental laboratory procedures
  • Entry level business administration & business office procedures


Opportunities After Graduation

The basic training offered at the CTC will enable a student to gain an entry-level position as a chair-side assistant, office receptionist, or laboratory assistant. Most laboratory technicians will require additional training either on-the-job or at a formal training institute. Students who complete this program and pass the State Board Exam will receive their Ohio Dental Assistant’s Certification and Dental Radiographer’s License. Many students choose to continue their education at a two or four-year university, community college, or technical institute.


A Few of the Career Opportunities

  • Chair-side Assistant
  • Business Administrator
  • Laboratory Assistant


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

Commission on Certified Ohio Dental Assistants Certification (CODA) Ohio Certified Dental Assistant and Ohio State Dental Board - Dental Assistant Radiographer’s Certificate - 12 Points

CPR Certification - 1 Point

Sinclair Community College - Sem. Hrs.

DEH 1102     Introduction to Dental Hygiene - 1 Credit


Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452