Program Overview

Pre-Dental 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 then put into practice with experience through our partnership with The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. 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!

A student in a mask and safety glasses is cleaning another student's teeth in the lab.

What you will learn

  • 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

Career Pathways

  • Certified lab technician

  • Dental assistant

  • Dental hygienist

  • Dental insurance claims adjuster

  • Dental office manager

  • Dentist

  • Expanded functions dental auxiliary (EFDA)

Students are using the mannequin head to prep for an X-ray

What else do I need to know?


Eastland Career Center
4465 S. Hamilton Road
Groveport, OH 43125

Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112

Program Length

This is a two-year program designed for juniors and seniors.

Frequently Asked Questions


Students that enroll in this program participate in the SkillsUSA career-technical student organization. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.

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Meet your instructors

Sheri Sauer headshot

Sheri Sauer (ECC)

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Jessica Hamilton (FCC)