Herzing University – Akron Dental Assisting Program Earns Accreditation


AKRON, OH, (May 20, 2013) – Herzing University – Akron has just earned accreditation for its Dental Assisting programs from the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation, an important credential for graduates to earn the credentials needed for their careers.

Dental assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers with an increase of 31 percent more jobs expected from 2010 - 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dental assistants play an important and growing role in today’s busy dental offices, working alongside dentists. The dental assistant’s work includes operating dental equipment, sterilizing instruments, taking and processing x-rays, applying cavity-preventing dental sealants to teeth, performing laboratory functions, coordinating treatment plans and providing patient education.  They also frequently schedule and confirm appointments, maintain treatment records, handle patient payments and order supplies, which are important administrative functions in the dental office.

“Our dental assisting students are exceptionally well prepared to succeed in their careers, and we are thrilled to have achieved the accreditation necessary for them to sit for their Certified Dental Assisting exam when they complete their studies,” said David L. LaRue, Campus President, Herzing University – Akron. “As the healthcare industry continues to move toward having dental assistants play an even greater role in providing patient care, we are proud to provide high quality education and training for tomorrow’s dental assisting professionals.”

Herzing University – Akron’s programs in Dental Assisting are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is http://www.ada.org/100.aspx. Upon completion of the Dental Assisting program at Herzing University – Akron, including radiology instruction and application for the Ohio State Dental Board (OSDB) radiology certification, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Dental Assisting (CDA) exam offered by the Dental Assisting National Board (http://www.danb.org/).

To learn more or register for classes, students are encouraged to contact the admissions department of Herzing University – Akron at (330) 724-1600 or toll free at (800) 311-0512 or visit www.herzing.edu/akron.

About Herzing University Akron

Serving the local community since 1970, Herzing University – Akron boasts state-of-the-industry classrooms and labs to provide a real-world, hands-on learning environment, consistent with its “career-focused, convenient, and caring” educational mission. Its 43,000 square-foot facility is specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety.  Students have the convenient option to take courses either on-campus or online toward their bachelor’s or associate degree or diploma, and can also earn graduate degrees through Herzing University Online.  Information about Herzing University – Akron is available at www.herzing.edu/akron.

 About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University is the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2013 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” and by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2013. The University provides education to approximately 6,000 students per year.  Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu