Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MVCTC Dental Students Become Ohio Certified Dental Assistants

MVCTC Dental Assistant seniors recently passed the state test to become an Ohio Certified Dental Assistant. Back row (left to right) – Haley Robinson (Franklin Monroe), Bailey Williams (Northridge), Aleesha Mestemaker (Ansonia), Makena Brinley (National Trail), Aubrey Zunk-Sullivan (Miamisburg). Front row (left to right) – Taylor Tucker (Tri-County North), Alexis Eakes (Tri-County North), Madeline Durham (Eaton), Ashlyn Allen (Preble-Shawnee), Lauren Lee (Brookville), Alivia Falldorf (Eaton). Not pictured – Bayley Boston (Brookville).
Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) recently had 12 Dental Assistant students pass their Ohio Certified Dental Assistant test. The two-year program at MVCTC prepares students to take the test in October of their senior year of high school. 

To prepare for the test, Industry personnel come to the school and administer a clinical test during which the students are scored and also receive constructive feedback.  This finalizes their preparation for the clinical and radiology sections of the test.  They review a study guide to prepare for the written portion of the exam which includes around four hundred questions.  If they pass all three sections of the exam they become a Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA).  This credential also puts them on the "short path" to receiving their radiology license as well as other benefits.

The following MVCTC students passed all three sections at the October exam:

Ashlyn Allen (Preble-Shawnee)
Bayley Boston (Brookville)
Makena Brinley (National Trail)
Madeline Durham (Eaton)
Alexis Eakes (Tri-County North)
Alivia Falldorf (Eaton)
Lauren Lee (Brookville)
Aleesha Mestemaker (Ansonia)
Haley Robinson (Arcanum)
Taylor Tucker (Tri-County North)
Bailey Williams (Northridge)
Aubrey Zunk-Sullivan (Miamisburg)

A student in the MVCTC Dental Assistant Program will learn highly skilled training such as Anatomy & Physiology, laboratory skills, radiology, and office technology for an in demand career field. This program allows students to earn college credit and the potential to receive a Tech Prep scholarship to Sinclair Community College worth thousands of dollars. For more information about the MVCTC Dental Assistant Program, please visit www.mvctc.com.

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