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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
  • Dental Assistant - Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification
  • Dental Radiologist - Ohio State Dental Board
  • Healthcare Provider Certification (CPR/AED) - AHA
  • OSHA - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • National Career Readiness - ACT
Admissions Requirements
  • Age 18 or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Background Check
Vaccination Requirements
  • Proof of negative TB 1-Step test
  • 3-Series Hepatitis B or proof of titer with immunity
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Tetanus (or Tdap)
  • Influenza (Flu)
Contact Us
Courtney Bader
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1865
Kimberly Rudolph
Secretary to Student Services
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1537 
Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112

900 Hours

Monday - Thursday
11:00 am - 5:45 pm

Program Costs
Tuition and Fees: $9,603
Books and Supplies: $507
Book ISBN and price information
Subject to change.
Financial Aid
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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

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(614) 836-4541
Fairfield Career Center

3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112
fax: (614) 837-9447

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

Adult Workforce Development:
Angela Ward, Director
(740) 756-9243 or (800)
District Office

4300 Amalgamated Place
Groveport, Ohio 43125
(614) 836-4530
fax: (614) 836-0203

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

Superintendent’s Office:
Bonnie Hopkins, Superintendent
(614) 836-4530 Choose Option #2

Caroline Davis, Assistant Superintendent
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