Dental Assisting

In the Dental Assisting program, students learn to work in cooperation with dentist in the care and treatment of patients. Along with basic dental laboratory procedures, students learn dental terminology, use of instruments and equipment, x-ray procedures, preparation of dental materials, as well as dental office management skills. As a dental assistant, you will perform many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. If you enjoy working with people and have strong communication skills, the Dental Assisting program will be a rewarding experience.


  • Dental Assistant (chair side)
  • Dental Office Receptionist
  • Dental Labratory Technician
  • Orthodontice Assistant
  • Insurance Manager
  • Office Manager
  • EFDA certification (Expanded Functions
  • Dental Auxiliary)
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Sales Representative
  • Dental Supply Salesperson
  • Dentist
  • Orthodontist

*Average Salary Range: $24,000- $290,000

*Based on skill level, education and experience

The dental assisting program at RG Drage prepared me immensely. You get so much hands-on experience, knowledge, and skills throughout the two years in the program. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Ava Radel, Graduate of RG Drage and Massillon High School, Stark State College Graduate and EFDA Certified.

Program Instructor: Marci Foltz EFDA, CDA Email:
Industry Credentials: CODA (Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification), (RDA) Registered Dental Assistant – American Med. Tech, Ohio State Dental Board Radiology certification, CPR/First Aid and OHSA-10 General Industry (Health Care)
Course Credits: 3 Credits Per Year
Student Organization: HOSA–Future Health Professionals
College Partners: Stark State College, University of Akron and Kent State University

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