Dental Assisting

Program Length

900 hours


Monday through Thursday
4:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Some Fridays
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
(2 hours of remote instruction on weeks with no Friday)

*Subject to change

Program Dates

Start Date: August 11, 2021
End Date: June 8, 2022

Program Campus Location

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus
303 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(Formerly 3254 East Kemper Road)

Tuition Information

Direct Cost:  The cost of the program

Tuition: $7,695
Books/Tools/Supplies: $1,603
Total*: $9,298 (Subject to change)

Please note:  Books, tools and supplies are a requirement of each program and are a mandatory cost of the program.

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Other Costs

Indirect Costs:  These are not costs to attend Great Oaks, but an estimate of living expenses you may have while attending school. They are shown for federal financial Aid purposes, and include child care, housing, transportations, etc.

Dependent Student: $8,069

Independent Student: $14,052

Available Certifications
Contact Information


Marty Lopinto, Career Planning Specialist or 513.612.5790

Vicki Donohoue, Instructor or 513.612.5864

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Gain Skills in Dental Assisting

Be part of a team of dental health professionals.  If you’re organized, friendly, and enjoy science, you can earn the certification to begin this rewarding career.  You’ll learn using equipment found in dental practices and labs.


Great Oaks Career Campuses Adult Workforce Development - Dental Assisting

Join a fast-growing profession! Learn to assist at chairside during operative and specialty procedures, understand x-ray processes, fabricate basic types of impression materials, and identify and use basic types of dental and lab equipment. Review office receptionist duties. Learn CPR, first aid, oral hygiene, and preventive dentistry techniques.

What you will learn: Chairside assistance for operative and specialty procedures, use of basic types of dental and lab equipment, team interaction, problem-solving and critical thinking, effective communication, HIPPA and OSHA regulations, medical/dental terminology, interaction with patients, legal and ethical issues, radiology, use of impression materials and fabrication of dental molds, anesthesia and patient management, procedures to create accurate diagnostic data, assessment of patient vital signs and health history, office receptionist duties, CPR and first aid.

Learn more about one of many career options in this field!

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Enrollment starts January 2022

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Enrollment Requirements:

All students must be 18 years old by the completion of the program, complete a BCI/FBI background check prior to starting the program and have a high school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency). HSE hotline: 513.612.5806

Great Oaks Career Campuses is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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