Steps to Become A Dental Hygienist in Dublin, OH

After finishing our program and becoming a dental assistant, you may decide you want to be a dental hygienist. Many times, students ask what credits transfer and what steps they need to do to achieve this goal. We are here to help guide you through that process and what to do next.

Finding a Dental Assisting Job

Congrats on finishing dental assisting school! It is time to find a job and start soaking in all things dental while preparing to go back to school. Your next step is to sign up for classes at a college that offers dental hygiene. The closest ones to us are Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University. You will want to speak to an academic advisor to help you choose which classes to pick and get an overview of prerequisites needed before applying to the program.

Dental Hygiene Programs

The dental hygiene programs are very competitive and can be difficult to get accepted into. Getting all A’s in your prerequisites will really help increase your chances of getting in. You also must take an entrance test prior to applying. It consists of different subjects, like math, English, and science. Some schools require an interview as well. Unfortunately, no credits from our school transfer to another college. However, the knowledge you receive from our school will take you much further!! Dental assisting is a great platform for someone wanting to go into hygiene, and you do get extra points towards acceptance.

Another advantage of going into hygiene school if you are a dental assistant is that you can work while you take your prerequisites. Depending on what school you choose, once you are in the hygiene program, it may be difficult to work depending on the class schedule. A lot of hygiene students choose to work in a restaurant or other job that they can work later in the day or on the weekends with a flexible schedule. Some choose not to work at all and just focus on school for those two years. If you ever have any questions about our program or what comes next after dental assisting if you wish to further your education, do not hesitate to reach out to us by phone or email.

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 by Sarah H
Dental assisting school review

CADA is amazing! Allison and Chassiti are great instructors!! They are very hands on and work with you individually and take the time needed to make sure you have all the knowledge and skills you will need to become a great Dental Assistant!! They are always available to answer any questions you could possibly have. I HIGHLY recommend Columbus Academy of Dental Assisting to anybody looking for a dental assisting academy. It is a great academy very clean environment, with great instructors!!

 by Sam R
Fantastic! I became a dental assistant!

CADA was fantastic! Their program was very thorough with a lot of hands on experience. The instructors were very helpful and wanted to make sure you understood the material. I was very prepared for my first dental assisting job! Highly recommend!

 by Loryn L
All the people at CADA were wonderful! I became a dental assistant through this program!

Columbus Academy of Dental Assisting is an awesome school! Allison and Chassiti have a great passion when it comes to teaching. They are very hands on and are dedicated to helping you obtain the knowledge and skills needed to become a professional Dental Assistant. Also the location of the office and the office itself is in a very clean and beautiful environment. I look forward to class every Saturday. I would like to thank Allison and Chassiti for all there wonderful help.

 by Ashley S
Dental Hygienist jobs in Columbus Ohio

Columbus Academy of Dental Assisting is really good place for me. I like to attend classes And I always counting down days for Saturday. Both Allison and Chassiti are so helpful. I highly recommend If any one looking for a dental assisting school.


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This class has been great. The instructors are amazing and Allison is always responsive if you have any questions or concerns. Jerika gave the best lectures, and made studying for the finals fun.
Lourdes R
Lourdes R
Helps you understand things well & makes lab time fun
katherine konopka
katherine konopka
The instructors from dental reflections are amazing ! Allison gets you ready for your next step in life
Jaren Kay
Jaren Kay
Such a great school to learn the basics of dental assisting all the instructors are super helpful and will go out of their way for you. I would def recommend it to anyone who wants to be a dental assistant.
Rene H
Rene H
I’m so glad I found this program! The small class size made it easier for me to focus and get the one on one help and attention I needed to learn as much as I could! Allison and all of the instructors did everything they could to make sure we would succeed in the field and find jobs. Even after graduation I know I can turn to Allison for questions or advice. If you’re looking for a dental assisting program I couldn’t recommend this one enough!!
Bailey Thomas
Bailey Thomas
This program is one of the best dental assisting programs in the area! Chassiti and Allison do an amazing job teaching this course and providing all the necessary learning that is needed to be an outstanding dental assistant. They go above and beyond and are always willing to help out, even months after you finish the course. The program is reasonably priced, there is a lot of one-on-one and hands-on experience with the instructors. Small class sizes allow you to really succeed and get any questions answered. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking about doing this program to do it! 10/10!!
Raina Shaw
Raina Shaw
Going to this program was the best decision I’ve ever made!! The instructors are so awesome and fun to work with and they program is really easy to fit in a schedule. I cannot wait to start my career path all thanks to this program and the lovely instructors.