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    Earning a dental assisting certification may make a difference in your job search and career prospects after graduation.(1)

    In fact, certain states require dental assistants to earn additional credentials or certifications beyond their educational training.(2) Job candidates must also have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).(2) Whether it’s state or national credentials, Remington College strongly recommends that graduates of our Dental Assisting diploma program pursue certifications that may help open more doors to employment.

    Dental Assistant Certificates Available 

    Remington College encourages all Dental Assistant students to take their certification exam once they complete our program, and we can cover your entire examination fee for your first attempt!(3) And not only that, but CPR certification is built into our core Dental Assisting coursework.

    Below are the main certification options available to our Dental Assistant students. If a student decides to pursue more than one certification or requires a retest, the student is responsible for payment and registration for each additional certification and exam.

    Ohio Dental Assistant Students

    Remington College covers the Application Fee for our Dental Assisting graduates in Cleveland wishing to obtain the Dental Assistant Radiographer’s Certificate from the Ohio State Dental Board.(3)

    The Ohio State Dental Board regulates the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assistant radiography for the state of Ohio. They’re responsible for licensure, regulation, and enforcement of dental practices.(5)

    This certificate is awarded to dental assistants who have met the requirements set by the Ohio State Dental Board. To learn more about this certificate, visit: http://www.dental.ohio.gov.

    Tennessee Dental Assistant Students

    For our Nashville Dental Assistant students, we cover the cost of our students’ first attempt on both the Dental Assistant Registration and Dental Radiology Certification from the Tennessee Board of Dentistry.(3)

    The Tennessee Board of Dentistry’s mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants within the state to be qualified.(6)

    Learn more about the Tennessee Board of Dentistry here: http://health.state.tn.us/boards/Dentistry/index.htm.

    Texas Dental Assistant Students

    Dental Assistant students at our Fort Worth, North Houston, or Houston Southeast campuses can become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) through the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE), and Remington College covers the application and activation fees for our students’ first attempt at this certification.(3) Registration with the TSBDE is required in order to take x-rays in a dentist office.(7)

    Learn more about this licensure here: http://www.tsbde.state.tx.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=26.