Antonelli College is pleased to announce that their Cincinnati and West Chester, OH campuses located at 124 East 7th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Cincinnati-Main Campus) and the 9100 West Chester Towne Center Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 (Satellite Location) are now accepting applications for their Dental Assisting program. “The first Dental Assisting cohort is scheduled to start on September 3, 2013,” said Edward Rito, Campus President for the Ohio locations of Antonelli College.
“Antonelli College has been providing highly-skilled professional Dental Assistants at the Jackson and Hattiesburg locations in Mississippi and we want to provide the same quality of graduates to serve the Greater Cincinnati dental community,” continued Rito. Graduates of the program will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting upon successful completion of the program. The Dental Assisting program is a comprehensive program designed to provide the correct mix of technical training and general education to ensure graduates are able to function effectively as highly-skilled professionals. Students will be able to complete the program in 19 months or less.
This program will prepare the student to perform both clinical and administrative functions in the general practice or specialty dental office setting. The program includes lecture and discussion, extensive “hands-on” laboratory experience, and an externship at local dental practices. Students will learn various tasks of a Dental Assistant such as patient records management, dental laboratory procedures, oral hygiene education, “four-handed” dentistry, as well as specific training in all dental specialties. Graduates of this program will also complete training in Dental Radiography.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. As dental practices grow, more dental assistants will be needed. Job prospects for dental assistants should be excellent. In addition to job openings due to employment growth, numerous job openings will arise out of the need to replace assistants who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave for other reasons. Many opportunities for entry-level positions offer on-the-job training, but some dentists prefer to hire experienced assistants or those who have completed a dental-assisting program.
Those interested in applying to Antonelli College’s Dental Assisting program should contact the College at the Cincinnati Main Campus at 513.241.4338, at the West Chester, OH location at 513.330.6807 or request information at www.antonellicollege.edu.