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The Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools - Adult Workforce Development Center
offers a full-time certification program to become a dental assistant. 
 
Our program which includes 150 externship hours at The Ohio State University College of
Dentistry and surrounding dental businessees, will thoroughly prepare each individual to
enter the dental field. The program is designed to provide the clinical and administrative
skills necessary to become a Certified Dental Assistant and Dental Radiographer.
 
Dental Training
 
Students will complete the dental assisting program in 9 months. During the program, 
students will study dental anatomy, preventative dentistry, radiology, and more. Our goal
is to challenge each student to be the most well-rounded candidate possible.
 
The Dental Assisting program prepares students to take the Certified Dental Assistant exam
offered by the Ohio Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants (CODA) as well as the Dental
Radiographer exam through the Ohio State Dental Board.
 
Planning a Career in Dentistry 
 
A career as a dental assistant comes with some unexpected benefits. The versatile work
environment will be filled with new challenges on a daily basis, including maintaining
patient records and assisting the dentist during procedures and examinations. This keeps
every day interesting and continues the education process while working with dentists,
surgeons, and other professionals. In combination with the hands-on learning, the rewarding
feeling of helping others is an advantage that keeps employees motivated. Furthermore, this
role is often the start of a lengthy career that includes promotions and job growth.
 
Explore the application process to find out how to get started on your next career path. 
 
What You’ll Learn
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Infection Control and Hazards Management
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Basic Chair-side Procedures
  • Specialty Chair-side Procedures
  • Dental Laboratory Procedures
  • Radiology
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Dental Office Procedures
  • Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
Certifications
  • Dental Assistant - Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification
  • Dental Radiologist - Ohio State Dental Board
  • Healthcare Provider Certification (CPR/AED) - American Heart Association
  • HIPAA
  • OSHA - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • National Career Readiness - ACT
Location    
 
Schedule
Monday - Thursday
11:00am - 5:45pm
900 Hours
 
Program Costs
Tuition/Fees: $9,603
Books/Supplies: $507 

Please see the book ISBN and price information guide for more details.
 
Admissions Requirements
  • Age 18 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Background Check
Health Record Requirements
Students must provide proof of the following immunizations at their enrollment appointment:
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - must have received 2 vaccines
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Tetanus or Tdap - vaccine must not be older than 10 years or expire during enrollment
  • Hepatitis B titer test - indicating immunity
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Students must receive a 1-Step Mantoux Tuberculin skin test. The injection and reading must be documented by the healthcare professional providing the service. If you have tested positive in the past, a chest x-ray will need to be completed with negative results documented by the healthcare professional providing the service.
 
ALL TB screening documentation must be submitted to Student Services PRIOR to attending new student orientation.
 
Influenza (Flu) Vaccination
Students must receive the flu shot and provide proof of the immunization to Student Services by the instructor-provided deadline. This should be completed no earlier than Fall of the same enrollment year, so as to receive the newest available vaccination. 
 
WorkKeys® Assessment 
The WorkKeys® Assessment is required for admission into this program. Students will complete the following sections: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7. 
 

 Section

Recommended Scores 

Applied Math

Graphic Literacy 

Workplace Documents

 
Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee
 
Contact Us
Kimberly Rudolph
Secretary to Student Services
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1537 
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Eastland Career Center

4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, Ohio 43125
fax: (614) 836-4525

High School:
Nelson Karshner, Director
Jennifer Miller, Assistant Director
Brent Garee, Assistant Director
(614) 836-5725
Lzeisler@efcts.us

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(614) 836-4541
msmith@efcts.us
Fairfield Career Center

3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112
fax: (740) 756-4680

High School:
Shelley Groves, Director
Derek Roeth, Assistant
Director
(614) 837-9443 or (740) 756-9243
ajames@efcts.us

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(740) 756-9243 or (800)
686-3336
dmurphy@efcts.us
District Office

4300 Amalgamated Place
Groveport, Ohio 43125
(614) 836-4530
fax: (614) 836-0203
kpontius@efcts.us

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(614) 836-4541 Choose Option #1
dmurphy@efcts.us
Treasurer’s Office:
Dawn Lemley, Treasurer
(614) 836-4532 Choose Option #5
(614) 836-5429 fax
tacton@efcts.us

Superintendent’s Office:
Bonnie Hopkins, Superintendent
(614) 836-4530 Choose Option #2
bhopkins@efcts.us

Caroline Davis, Assistant Superintendent
cdavis@efcts.us
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