DENTAL ASSISTING DEGREE PROGRAM
Are you ready to become a dynamic dental and oral care professional team member? East Ohio College is currently enrolling for its career-focused Dental Assisting program, where students benefit from interactive dental labs, classroom instruction, career services, and an externship.
Can you see yourself as a professional dental assistant, working alongside dentists and hygienists to provide various patient care and clinical procedures? Then our dental assistant school in East Liverpool is for you. While enrolled in this program, students acquire dental procedures, oral hygiene, office management tasks, and dental technology skills.
Dental assistants are crucial healthcare team members, supporting many essential aspects of oral care. With an associate degree in dental assisting, a career in dental assisting can become a reality.
“The teachers celebrate in your success with you and will not let you fail, they do everything in their power to help you understand the material and become successful.” – Carolyn Mixter-Griffith, East Ohio Student
About Our East Liverpool Dental Assisting Program
Students who participate in our dental assistant training gain a wealth of advantages and acquire wide-ranging and essential skills. Our dedicated instructors will teach you a combination of chairside care, office management, and dental technologies that includes how to:
- Expose and develop radiographs
- Assist the dentist during dental procedures
- Sterilize dental instruments and equipment
- Manage patient records
- Schedule procedures
- Educate patients on postoperative and oral healthcare
- Develop leadership skills needed to manage a dental office
- Take dental impressions and perform laboratory duties
- Mix dental cement and prepare teeth
- Identify oral pathology
Discover your path to becoming a dental assistant by requesting information!
Applying Your Degree
Once you graduate from our Dental Assisting program in East Liverpool, you can choose from various dental paths. You will have the opportunity to work with career services to find the best path for you. Some possibilities include:
- Working alongside a dentist
- Assisting orthodontists
- Assisting oral surgeons
- Working with periodontists
- Working as an assistant to an endodontist
- Working alongside pediatric dentists
Start working toward your educational goals by taking the first step and requesting information!
What is a Dental Assisting Externship?
At East Ohio, we know your goal is to get career-ready fast. With this in mind, we’ve designed our dental assisting classes to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. In addition, our externships and certification preparation are terrific ways to boost your marketability to these employers.
As one of our Dental Assisting students, you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people under the watch of a supervisor. This experience is invaluable and helps you showcase your newly developed skills and knowledge to businesses in your area that hire dental assistants.
Not only does our Dental Assisting program in Ohio prepare you to be career-ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for the Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant (NRCDA) certification exam. Certifications can strengthen your appeal in the job market, and successful completion of this certification leads to the following designation:
- Nationally Registered Credentialed Dental Assistant (NRCDA)*
Dental assistants are an important part of the oral care team, and we want to help you advance to a successful career where you can achieve financial security.
If you’re in East Liverpool, Ohio, or surrounding cities like Calcutta, Wellsville, Chester, Weirton, Beaver Falls, or Midland, and you’re interested in what dental assistant training can do for you and your career, reach out to East Ohio today!
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.