Launch Your Dental Assisting Career in Ohio in Just Seven Months!

Are you looking to enter the rewarding field of health care, but aren't ready to earn a degree? Consider becoming a dental assistant!

Dental assisting is considered one of the best jobs in health care without a degree.

Our Ohio-accredited dental assistant program can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in this in-demand career in just 7 short months.

What You Will Learn in our Dental Assistant Program

Lakeland's Dental Assistant program provides a comprehensive curriculum that blends classroom learning with hands-on training used in today's dental treatment rooms. You'll gain the skills to:

  • Perform patient care tasks, including taking vital signs, updating medical records and prepping patients for examinations.
  • Master essential office duties like scheduling appointments, handling billing and bookkeeping, and ensuring a smooth workflow.
  • Assist the dentist chairside during procedures and learn proper infection control protocols.
  • Become a valuable asset to the health care community by assisting dentists in procedures and promoting oral health education to patients.
Benefits of Lakeland's Dental Assisting Program
  • Fast-track your career: Be job-ready in just 7 months! Our program starts in May and students earn their certificate in December.
  • Modern learning facilities: Lakeland's health building is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest equipment in health care for students to learn on and practice their skills.
  • Low cost: Earning Lakeland's Dental Assisting certificate is affordable and most Lakeland students graduate with little to no debt.
  • Experienced instructors: Learn from qualified professionals with extensive experience in the dental field.
  • Financial aid options: Explore financial aid and scholarship opportunities to help you achieve your educational goals.
  • Earn college credit: Our certificate counts toward the Associate of Multiskilled Health Technology Degree. If a student chooses, they may come back to further their education and the dental assisting credits will be applied toward this degree. This is the unique benefit of earning the dental assisting credential at Lakeland, rather than training in-office or at a career center. Although dental assisting is considered one of the best jobs without a degree, all students are encouraged to further their education.
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For Currently Enrolled Students

Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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