Dental Assisting

Dental Assistants play an integral role on the dental team. They must be responsible, people oriented, self-motivated, and proud of their accomplishments.

Patients rely on the Dental Assistant to be reassuring and empathetic while the Dentist requires professionalism, efficiency and accuracy. The training and experience you gain in the Dental Assisting career pathway will prepare you for this multi-layered and demanding career.

While dental assistant schools can cost thousands of dollars, as one of our students, you can earn your radiology certification from the Columbus Dental Society, your radiology license with the Ohio State Dental Board and earn your CPR Certification with the Red Cross.

Kamal Vilkhu
(740) 201.3268
4565 Columbus Pike | Delaware, OH 43015

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campuses, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Marsha Link at (740) 201-3216 or


Class Location & Grade

Location: South Campus

Grade Level: Juniors and Seniors


Class Fees

2018/2019 Fees Due to DACC:
Dental Assisting I: $251.00
Dental Assisting II: $200.00

See breakdowns for individual fee costs, including additional fees not covered in the cost listed above:

Dental Assisting I
Dental Assisting II

This program is participating in the One to One Experience. An additional one-time fee of $182.50 to purchase a Chromebook will be waived if you are a returning student who has already participated in the One to One Experience or if you are bringing your own technology. Learn more about the One to One Experience.

Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

Curriculum Highlights
  • Creating impressions and molds
  • Operating X-ray machines and mounting X-rays 
  • Developing chair side etiquette as part of a dental team.
  • Dental terminology, materials, anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology, pathology, histology and morphology
  • CPR and First Aid
  • OSHA guidelines for infection control and sterilization
  • Interviewing skills, administrative procedures and resume writing
  • Prevention and patient education
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Chair side assisting
  • Dental ethics/jurisprudence
  • Pharmacology and pain control
  • Radiology
Additional Benefits
  • Attend field trips to area businesses
  • Participate in job shadowing and opportunities for paid employment
  • Learn from guest speakers
  • Participate in youth club activities
  • Develop leadership skills
  • DACC has a great connection with Columbus State Community College
Organization, Affiliation, or CTSO


Health Occupations Students of America

College Connections

Columbus State Community College

Industry Credentials Available

First Aid/CPR

Ohio Dental Assistants Certification

Dental Assisting Radiographer License

Radiology Certificate

Technology Integration

Laptops for student use

Interactive Dental Office DVD

Online Communications for assignments

Business Partnerships

Dr. Craig Slack, Riverview Dental

Mr. Allan Thomas, Patterson Dental

Job Placements

Comfort Dental

Dr. Pham, Pinnacle Orthodontics

Career Focus

Upon completion, you will be able to work as:

  • A Dental Assistant
  • An Administrative Assistant
  • A Sterilization Assistant
  • A Receptionist
  • A Dental Laboratory Technician

This program will prepare you to take the Ohio Dental Assistant Certification exam and the Radiology Certification test with the Columbus Dental Society. Upon passage, you can use the Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) credential. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed Algebra I and Biology.


“This is an extremely comfortable and professional environment. The teachers are amazing and they care about you. There’s always something new to learn and there’s never a dull moment.”
- Julie Purdin

"I decided to come here because I enjoy the medical field and I know not everyone can get this kind of experience so early. I love it here. My whole class has become a second family to me."
- Selena Flournoy