Dental Assisting ADA/CODA Accredited Program
If you like helping people, enjoy working with your hands, have a willingness to be versatile, and to assume responsibility for many different tasks, then dental assisting is the career for you. Choffin is one of five programs in the state of Ohio that has received National Accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Our in-house dental clinic gives the student an opportunity to work hands-on directly with patient care. This comprehensive program includes work in:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Microbiology & Disease Transmission
- Tooth Morphology/Oral Embryology and Histology
- Dental Materials
- Lab Procedures
- Chairside Materials and Procedures
The curriculum meets the Ohio State Dental Board Standards for a certificate in Radiography and monitoring nitrous oxide. During the program, students will take the 3 components of the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Exam to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). After obtaining the Certified Dental Assistant credential, the CDA is eligible to apply for a certificate in Coronal Polishing and Sealant Placement. This program has articulation with YSU Dental Hygiene Program for Radiology and Dental Materials. Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry EFDA Program, and Eastern Gateway Community College. Completion of the program will provide the opportunity to receive 20 semester hours of credit in Allied Health at YSU.
*Note: Dental Assisting - Continuing Education (CE) classes for those already certified are available.
All Continuing Education (CE) Courses are approved by the Ohio State Dental Board. All courses can be used for CE credits for Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Re-certification requirements. Approval for DANB Re-certification does not imply DANB endorsement of or affiliation with the course or course sponsor or provider.
Graduates Who Got Jobs
Based on graduates from 2016-17 as reported to ACCSC October 2018
Population: Started 27
Graduated 56% (students graduated 15 of the 27 Started)
Employed 87% (graduated 15, employed 13)
Data listed here for the 2017-18 School Year unless otherwise noted.
National Certification Exam Results- 100%
The median loan debt incurred by students completing this program was $4,470.
Tuition charged for students who competed the program on-time was $6,000 (not including fees)
Total Hours: Clinical Externship Hours Vary
Published weeks: 40
Course Fee: $7,450
Books/Fees/Liability Insurance/Criminal Record Check: $1,425
Application Fee: $25
Cost of uniforms are not included
High School diploma or GED®, TABE exam and interview required
Available to those who qualify.
Program starts Fall 2018