Dental Assisting

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Dental Assisting


The Dental Assisting program will prepare students for a career in the dental field. Dental Assistants help to increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of oral health care.   With a projected employment growth of 18 percent by 2024, Dental Assistants are in high demand.  The growing link between general health and oral health will only continue to add to this growth.  This program will prepare you to assist chair-side during specialty and operative procedures.  Students will complete an externship experience in a local dental facility as part of the program.

Credential Opportunities:

  • Ohio Certified Dental Assistant (CODA)
  • Licensed Ohio Dental Radiographer
  • AHA BLS CPR Certification
  • Apollo Career Center Certificate of Completion


Entrance Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete the Work Keys Assessment
  • Attend program orientation with the program coordinator


Externship Requirements

  • Pass FBI/BCI background check
  • List of required vaccinations:
    • Hepatitis B Series
    • Two-step Mantoux (TB)
    • Seasonal influenza
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria
    • BLS CPR certification (Must be American Heart Association)

Dental Assistant at Apollo Career Center


Start – End:  9/04/18 – 6/13/19 (Detailed Schedule)
Days:  M-TH + Some Sat
Time:  6-10 pm (Weeknights)
 8:30-4:30 pm (Sat)
Theory Hours:  332.5 hours
Clinical Hours:  567.5 hours
Total Hours:  900 hours (41 weeks)
Total Tuition & Fees:  $9,000
Tuition & Fees cost breakdown


Placement Rate Methodology

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ArrowSTEP 1:  Contact the Program Manager to schedule a meeting by clicking “Meet the Manager”.
This is an opportunity to find out more about the program, tour the facility, meet other staff, and discuss
program requirements.

Should you wish to enroll at this time, you will fill out the proper enrollment forms, and
the manager will schedule you for the Work Keys entrance test, which is required for all Full Time students.
Links to study for these tests -Click Here.

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ArrowSTEP 2: Begin your financial aid by filling out the FAFSA at home. Click Here
You can do this at any time; even before Step 1.
ArrowSTEP 3: Once you have been accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance letter, email, or phone call.
ArrowSTEP 4: Make an appointment to meet with the financial aid manager.   Financial aid
This is when you will find out how much financial aid you are eligible for, and discuss your payment options.