dental assisting FAQ

dental assisting FAQ

We have compiled together all of the most frequently asked questions about our dental assisting program and put them here for you to see. 

Once someone completes the program, are they able to be CODA ( Commission on Ohio Dental Assistant Certification) certified?

  • Yes, upon graduation you can take the state board exam for dental assisting (CODA) and become certified. The course is offered in the Spring and Fall.

What are the amounts of the payments, if one does the payment plan option?

  • See the attached payment plan. This is a template we made that some students choose. Others choose to create their own with the dates and amounts for payment. Final payment must be made by graduation. 

Classes are only on Saturdays, correct?  What are the hours of the classes?

  • Classes are all on Saturdays with the exception of the radiology certification. This is on a Friday from 8:30-4. The July courses radiology day is July 19th.

Do most of your graduates find full-time employment within 6months of graduating?  What do you tend to see as the salary range for Ohio dental assistants?  

  • Yes, I would say all of our graduates find employment within 6 months of graduation. Most will find a job within the first month as long as they are applying themselves. The sooner the better! We also give a lot of leads for jobs. Probably about 30-40% of students find jobs based on the leads we give of other dental offices calling us looking for new grads. Others travel in from out of town to find an office closer to home where we don’t have as many connections. The pay range generally starts at around $13-14/hour. Once you are state board certified you should get a pay raise and be able to take more certifications which can increase more. A good dental assistant can make $20+/hour.

How long after working as a dental assistant, is one able to go and get certified as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant?  And what do you tend to see as the salary range for EFDA in Ohio?

  • You have to be a dental assistant for 2 years to apply to EFDA school. Ohio State offers it. It is 7 months long. An EFDA starts at $30/hour.

Do you see many employers in the dental field that offer tuition assistance if one wanted to go back for dental hygienist?  Is it still hard for a dental hygienist to find full-time employment after graduation?

  • Most employers do not offer tuition assistance as far as I know. In my opinion, it is not hard at all to find full time as a dental hygienist. There are so many jobs out there! A dental hygienist can also sub full time while looking for a job which is a huge advantage. Hygienists also start at $30/hour.

The dental profession truly has a lot to offer. If you want something hands on that keeps you busy and is very rewarding, this may be the career for you! 

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Alania Belcher
Alania Belcher
2023-12-09
I really enjoyed my time with CADA! The instructors were so helpful every step of the way!
Machaellah Blankenship
Machaellah Blankenship
2023-12-08
This class has been beyond amazing! I have enjoyed being part of CADA! Allison has always been available to help with any questions you have about anything. If you want to purse a career in the dental field, go to CADA!
Fatoumatta
Fatoumatta
2023-08-27
CADA is a great school! Allison and Chasity are so amazing they always ready to help students.Will definitely recommend CADA.
Djenaba T
Djenaba T
2023-08-26
Amazing, knowledgeable instructors! I learned a lot and feel prepared to start working.
Salma Mohzar
Salma Mohzar
2023-08-26
So glad I chose CADA to start off my dental assisting journey! Informative program and the instructors want you to succeed. Definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a CDA.
Melanie M
Melanie M
2023-08-26
Sooo glad that I could find this school, they gave me beyond my thoughts, if you’re interested in dental field I highly recommend this course, from my experience I even got my first job as a DA before graduation!!!
Shivani Patel
Shivani Patel
2023-08-26
I learned a lot from this program about dentistry… Thank you so much to Allison and all teachers who teach me..
Jazz Smith
Jazz Smith
2023-08-26
The teachers are really helpful
Reagin Anderson
Reagin Anderson
2023-08-26
This program is awesome! The instructors are always willing to help and give you all the information needed to be successful in your assisting career. If you’re thinking about applying do it!
harmony janae
harmony janae
2023-08-26
I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in the dental field, you learn so much & leave the program feeling very prepared for a career in assisting.