Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

College Tech Prep Program - Eastland & Fairfield Career Centers

Let’s see those pearly whites.
Students learn proper chairside procedures and techniques, x-ray exposure, processing, and mounting, office-management technology, practice sterilization techniques, mix restorative and impression materials, and make lab projects such as bleach trays, mouth guards and clear retainers. Clinical experience and professionalism are put into practice at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.
Students can earn State Certification for Dental Assisting, State X-Ray Certificate, and Certification in First Aid and CPR.

9 out of 10 dentists recommend it.
Occupations in the health care industry are in great demand, and cover a wide range of education and training levels. Students with an interest in becoming an EFDA, hygenist or dentist can begin their career here and get a jump start on continuing education.

To learn more about college credits at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools, please visit our college credit web page.

Brush after every meal.
The dental assistant’s duties span a variety of areas. Students are made work-ready, and may choose to work in a general dental practice, or specialty fields such as working with children, oral surgery, orthodontics and much more! The Dental Assisting program, located at both Eastland and Fairfield Career Centers, includes studies in:
  • chairside assisting
  • 4-handed dentistry
  • sterilization techniques
  • restorative & impression materials
  • dental lab projects
  • x-ray exposure/processing
  • x-ray state certificate
  • digital x-ray & intra-oral photography
  • oral hygiene instruction
  • computerized business practices

Areas of study include: 

  • Medical and Dental Office Technology
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Technology
  • Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 

Career Pathways

Dentistry is a unique profession in that there are so many avenues to explore. Think about careers such as: 
  • certified lab technician
  • dental assistant
  • dental hygienist
  • dental insurance claims adjuster
  • dental office manager
  • dentist
  • expanded functions dental auxiliary (EFDA)

Contact Us

 Sheri Sauer
Instructor (Eastland)
Nicole Uhl
Instructor (Fairfield)
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