Course Dates

Newark Location

  • 10 Week Saturday Classes
  • October 10th, 2020 – December 12th, 2020
  • January 16th, 2021 – March 20th, 2021
  • April 10th, 2021 – June 12th, 2021
  • July 17th, 2021 – September 18th, 2021
  • October 9th, 2021 – December 11th, 2021
  • January 15th, 2022 – March 19th, 2022
  • April 9th, 2022 – June 11th, 2022
  • July 16th, 2022 – September 17th, 2022
  • October 8th, 2022 – December 10th, 2022

Columbus Location

  • 10 Week Saturday Classes
  • October 3rd, 2020 – December 5th, 2020
  • January 9th, 2021 – March 13th, 2021
  • April 3rd, 2021 – June 5th, 2021
  • July 10th, 2021 – September 11th, 2021
  • October 2nd, 2021 – December 4th, 2021
  • January 8th, 2022 – March 12th, 2022
  • April 2nd, 2022 – June 4th, 2022
  • July 9th, 2022 – September 10th, 2022
  • October 1st, 2022 – December 3rd, 2022

Upon Graduation Students Will:

  • Have confidence when entering into the dental field.
  • Be dental radiology certified (upon completion of class and passing radiology test).
  • Understand the different specialties that dentistry has to offer.
  • Understand and know how to properly perform the key points that dentists look for in a great assistant.
  • Know how to properly work in the sterilization area of a dental office and understand OSHA.
  • Be a great communicator with the staff they work with, the dentist they work for, and most importantly with their guests in the dental chair.
  • Meet several of the dental professionals and representatives for supply companies in the area along the way.

Week One

Review of the school’s expectations.  Introduction to Dental Anatomy & Terminology.  The building blocks to becoming an amazing in-demand Dental Assistant.

Week Two

Four-Handed Dentistry! Learn to assemble a Rubber Dam & Syringe.  Patient Positioning and Hand Piece Maintenance. Everything you need to know about OSHA!  Preparation and discussion of Dental Resumes!

Week Three

Radiology Certification!  Skip the board test and be radiology certified at the end of the 3rd week by the Columbus Dental Society!  Can’t be a qualified Dental Assistant without this!  All the hidden board fees are paid for by Assist To Succeed!

Week Four

What General Dentistry is all about!  Learn all about and how to place amalgam and composite restorations!  Practice doing this procedure on mannequins in the real dental office.  Understanding dental instruments and  learn to assemble the tofflemire band.

Week Five

Radiology Quiz.  CPR – paid for by Assist To Succeed! Learn how to take impressions and create models!  Later in class, students will use these impressions & models to create their own bleaching trays that they get bleach for as well complements of Ultra Dent!

Week Six

Mid-Term Exam that helps to thoroughly prepare you for the Ohio Boards if you so choose to take.  Oral Surgery and  Periodontal Instrumentation and Procedures. Dental Laser and Sedation, including Nitrous Oxide!

Week Seven

As a dental assistant one of the most imperative roles you will have is creating temporary crowns!  You will learn how to fabricate a temporary crown for the patient and dentist and practice making these several times on mannequins until you feel confident doing it for the real world!

Week Eight

Learn all about root canals, better known in the dental world as endodontics, as well as orthodontics, or braces!  A fun lecture that will engage you with better depth of common dental practices.  You will also learn about Sleep Apnea in the Dental Field.  It is quickly taking over and will put you ahead of other dental professionals to have this education!

Week Nine

Final Written Radiology Exam and Hands-On Radiology Practical.  Let us help to prepare you best for the Ohio Board Exam with our exams fabricated to best mimic the Ohio Board for optimal success!  Pediatric Dentistry, Job Interview Skills, Mock Interviews, and Front Desk.

Week Ten

Final Practical Exam and Final Written Exam!  At the completion of your last day you will have the confidence to walk out into the dental world and get an amazing career doing what you love and getting paid for it!  If you choose to take the Ohio Board’s to become a Certified Dental Assistant, you will have full confidence to take and pass this test as well.


The day following the last day of class is YOUR day to shine!  It is graduation day!  We go off site to a large local venue to celebrate you and all your hard work!  Bring your family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate you and your amazing accomplishment!  A variety of refreshments, video of your accomplishments throughout class, diplomas, games with prizes, and memories!  It is our pleasure to offer this day to you, our dental professional and welcome you to an amazing career!

What our students say

“I wanted to share with you that tomorrow is my first day of work as a Dental Assistant! I could never thank you enough for allowing this to happen! Assist to Succeed changed my life, not only my life but my families! Thank you so much for this program. Let my new life begin!!!”  

Lindsey L.

“I wanted to say thank you for all your help and patience with me! I can’t believe I’m an actual dental assistant now! I love it so much!”

Mary C.

“I got a job a few weeks ago. It’s going really well and it’s all thanks to you! Everything you taught me prepared me for the job. I love that you were checking up on me,it means the world! You are an amazing teacher. Thank you for everything!”

Keely N.

“Fast track start to amazing career! You can’t beat the training you get for the pice that you pay. Kindra and all of the instructors are amazing and are great in helping you learn what it takes to be a dental assistant!”

Holly C.

“I feel very lucky to have found you and the school and this job!! I am ecstatic!!  I can’t thank you more!!  Oh the ladies say I take excellent radiographs!!!    All thanks to you!!”

Karen B.

“Choosing Assist to Succeed was the best choice!!! Helped me better my future! I highly recommend attending the 10 week schooling.”

Oktober D.

Thank you for everything and your instructors are amazing as well. I have loved every minute of this!!!! You ladies change lives and I talk you guys up constantly. Thanks for believing in us and showering us with patience.”

Christina G.

“I never would have ended up here if it hadn’t been for you. I am so grateful for you and I thank God every day that I chose your program over anything else.”

Brianna S.

“I feel confident walking away from the 10 week courses at Assist to Succeed of Columbus. I am grateful to have had an exceptional team of instructors to teach, support, and encourage me through the vigorous lecture and clinic. Kindra makes it 100% possible for every student to graduate and pursue our career as dental assistants! Upon graduating she has kept in contact and hopes to hear we have landed our dream job. She’s supplied us with the knowledge, certifications, tools, and references to make this happen. I highly recommend this program!”

Hannah L.

“I got a assisting job!!! Woo!! Just wanted to let you know. And say a big thanks to you and the school couldn’t have done it with out you!”

Kayce W.

“I encourage everyone to take this course!  it will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to enter the great field of dentistry.  The instructors are fabulous both educationally and personally. You will surpass your expectations.”

Summer A.

Assist To Succeed is an amazing program.  I recommend it to anyone who is trying to further their education to become a dental assistant.  The instructors are awesome and are always willing to help you in any way!”

Alyssa S.

“To start off I absolutely loved this school! And I loved all the instructors as well! They all are amazing people and made me feel great I didn’t know what I wanted in life and they really all changed my life got me what I needed I got my foot into a dentist office 3 weeks after graduation I’m working full time. My doctor is amazing as well. I’m so blessed to have found this school, all because they believed in me I moved mountains to make a better life for me and my kids so thanks to all you who helped get my feet on the ground and pushed to make me better!!!!”

Dakota Q.

Loved every minute of class!  If you’re looking for a great career and a great school, this is the one!  Kindra and all the instructors are great!”

Lindsay H.

Going to Assist To Succeed was the best decision I  ever made. Kindra and the instructors made it fun and they are so helpful.  They will do anything to make you succeed.”

Angela K.

“I’m so happy to have found this place! It’s super convenient. Even driving from 3 hours away I was able to keep my full time job and graduate! The staff are kind, very educated teachers. I’m definitely going to miss it!”

Pamela C.
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