Dental Assisting - Short Term Certificate
Area of Study: Dental Assisting
Degree/Certificate: Short-Term Certificate
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
Dental Assistants are competent in technical, interpersonal and management areas. They work directly with dentists and patients and have responsibility for chairside assisting, taking dental radiographs (x-rays), laboratory procedures, business procedures and patient management.
This Short Term Certificate prepares graduates for entry-level positions and the ability to be certified as an Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer. Graduates may eventually be eligible to take the Ohio Dental Assistants Certification Exam and Dental Assisting National Board Certification Exam once specific exam criteria is met.
Students interested in the Dental Assisting Program are strongly encouraged to complete 20 hours observation in a dental setting which employs a dental assistant. Applicants must answer a Personal Narrative, complete a Health Form with immunizations and obtain a Background Check.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, www.tri-c.edu/gainfulemployment