Dental Assisting Certificate


Do you love to make someone feel good about their appearance? Do you like to work with people? Do you have an interest in teeth? If you have an interest in science, working with your hands, problem-solving, and a desire for continual learning, then dental assisting may be a great certificate for you. The Dental Assisting Certificate here at Owens Community College will offer all of this, and a lot more. The Dental Assisting faculty members are prepared to help you begin a rewarding career as a Dental Assistant.

In Dental Assisting at Owens, you will spend your time reviewing medical histories, dental charting, chairside assisting, taking impressions, sterilization procedures, taking x-rays, and working as a team. You will be doing a practicum in an office for eight weeks to further your skills before you take the Commission on Dental Assisting Board exam. This program provides a strong foundation for any student who will willing to obtain an Associate’s degree or to further their education with Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA), coronal polishing, or sealant placement courses.
 

About the Program

You can get the Dental Assisting Certificate done quickly in one year!

You will learn about anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, radiology, chairside assisting, dental specialties, and office management as part of the curriculum.

Your courses along with 336 hours of hands-on lab and at least 144 hours of working through the practicum will prepare you to be a professional dental assistant. There are two cohorts available, a fall evening program and a spring daytime program.

Program Effectiveness

Year Gainful Employment Employer Satisfaction Survey
2021 100% of graduates are employed in Dental Assisting 100% employer satisfaction
2020 100% graduates are employed in Dental Assisting 100% employer satisfaction
2019 100% graduates are employed in Dental Assisting 100% employer satisfaction
2018 100% graduates are employed in Dental Assisting 100% employer satisfaction
2017 100% graduates are employed in Dental Assisting 100% employer satisfaction

 

Contact Us

Administration Location Phone Email
Elizabeth A. Tronolone
Chair
Health Technologies 223 (567) 661-7580 elizabeth_tronolone@owens.edu
Nicole Buchanan
Program Coordinator
Bicentennial Hall 265 (567) 661-7374 nicole_buchanan@owens.edu
Catherine Ford
Dean
Health Technologies 121B (567) 661-7398 catherine_ford@owens.edu