Dental Assisting

Program Information Sheet


  • Learn to be an assistant to a general dentist or a dental specialist 
  • Sit chair-side, take dental x-rays, learn tooth morphology and anatomy
  • Fabricate dental models and bleaching trays, learn dental instruments
  • Work with dental technology such as Eaglesoft
  • Complete hands-on sterilization techniques

Work-Based Learning Opportunity - Advanced Placement

MVCTC Dental Assisting Alumnus Alina Brown

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Curriculum Plan Career Tech courses you will be taking along with college credits and certifications available.

Suggested Skills For Success

Certifications Opportunity to earn the following certifications in this program.

  • AMT Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Ohio Dental Radiology License
  • CPR First Aid

College Connections

Ohio Means Jobs Related Occupations Search

  • Occupation
    Dental Assistants
    Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
    Average Annual Salary
    Postsecondary non-degree award
  • Occupation
    Dental Hygienists
    Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.
    Average Annual Salary
    Associate's Degree
  • Occupation
    Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.
    Average Annual Salary


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"MVCTC helped me be successful by allowing me to obtain my radiology license and learn all the proper skills to become the best assistant for a dentist. The school also helped me connect with local dentists and practices that gave me great advice for working in the dental field. MVCTC has also helped me by giving me the confidence to work in my career!"

Jalynn Brown
Huber Heights
Full-time student at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in biology and will continue her education to become a dentist.