Dental Assisting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Dental Assisting is a two-year program at Ponitz CTC. The goal of our program is for our students to have the necessary skills to work in a dental office or continue their dental education in college. Our students learn chairside assisting of the dentist, infection control, dental lab procedures, mixing materials, CPR certification, and radiology (taking x-rays).

Junior students will spend a week doing job shadowing in a dental office. If students make a good impression, they have the chance to work in a dental office, which can double their hourly wage. Senior students will take their Ohio State Dental Assisting certification exam in Columbus. Upon passing this exam students will receive their Dental Assisting certification and their Ohio Dental Radiographer's license.

College

Students can graduate from high school with nine college credits on their transcript.

Careers

Certified Dental Assistant; Dental Hygienist; Dental Lab Technician; Dentist; Expanding Function D.A (does fillings).

Salary

Median Salary Range

Highlights

Juniors

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