Dental Assisting Diploma Program

Dental Assisting Diploma Program

All programs have been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components.  Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.

Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. Use your time wisely and enroll today.

What Is Dental Assisting?

Dental Assistants are a sought after and strong contributing member of the overall dental team. Dental Assistants typically work in a comfortable dental office location in cities, suburbs and smaller towns. The specific job responsibilities of individuals with a Dental Assisting Diploma vary greatly. Duties may include performing patient care, office administration and in some cases laboratory functions. Those who excel in Dental Assisting may have an interest in healthcare, likes working as part of a team, is detail-oriented and has interest in career growth and development. Dental Assistants make a positive difference in patient’s lives and, of course, love to smile.

What Career Options Are Available in Dental Assisting?

Dental Assisting is a growing career profession in the Ohio Market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for dental assistants is expected to increase by 11% between 2016 and 2026. Dental Assistants typically begin their career working in a dental office under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist or another licensed dental hygienist. After gaining experience in the field, some Dental Assistants may become office managers, research associates, dental sales representatives or with advanced education, potentially a dental hygienist.

How Do I Start A Career in Dental Assisting?

Stautzenberger College, with campuses in both Brecksville and Maumee, offers a degree program for a career in Dental Assisting. Our Dental Assisting program can be completed in as little as 10 months. The Dental Assisting diploma program provides training in didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in dental assisting procedures to include: chairside assisting, dental office administration, infection control and dental treatment procedures commonly performed in a dental setting.

Our small class size and accomplished instructors are committed to providing you a solid education.  Our instructors have worked are or continue to work in the field, so they incorporate real-life examples into their lessons. Before you graduate, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned in a dental setting and work with trained professionals who could even become your future employers.

Why Choose Our College?

We take a streamlined approach to education, with curricula focusing on developing a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receiving a general education.   We focus on training you in jobs employers tell us are truly needed in your community. Our affordable programs typically take less time to complete, have smaller class sizes, and the majority of the training is hands-on, which is an ideal environment for most learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you more opportunities to well-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential. We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help you find that perfect job. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length - 10 Months

45% of the program can be taken online (learn more)

After you complete the Dental Assisting Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Healthcare Administration Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree

Reference:, retrieved 2/25/2020

The content of the program provides students with didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction in chair-side assisting procedures, infection control, and treatment procedures commonly performed in a dental office setting.  Students will also receive basic training in front office procedures.  In additional to attendance in all courses, students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments.  These assignments include but are not limited to reading, exercises and problem solving projects, research papers, and presentations.  A student can anticipate out-of-class activities that equal about two (2) hours for every one (1) hour of lecture.

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for dental assistants is expected to increase by 11% between 2016 and 2026.  The salary range in Illinois is $26,170 to $56,450 with a median salary of $36,960.1

1, retrieved 12/13/2019


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