Butler Tech Dental Science Overview
Pursue a smile-worthy career in a state-of-the-art dental lab at Butler Tech. Learn comprehensive dental care, head and neck anatomy, cosmetic dentistry and more—all in a lab that simulates a real-world dental office. Dental science students have the opportunity to volunteer alongside experienced dental teams to provide dental care to participants in Give Kids a Smile and other volunteer dental programs.
The modern Butler Tech Bioscience Center on our West Chester campus is a red beacon of progress from its hill in West Chester. Its state-of-the-art labs are filled with the same tools used by professionals in the field. Classrooms
are designed to simulate real-world medical facilities.
Experienced instructors prepare students for careers in this booming industry, leading students to earn an x-ray license and state dental radiography license upon graduation.
Learn Dental Science by actually doing it. Butler Tech has a unique partnership with local dental offices, offering students hands-on opportunities like:
• Job shadowing • Internship • Volunteer dental experiences
Graduate from high school ready for an entry level position as a Dental Assistant, or choose to earn certification and up to 60 college credits to apply to a college degree. All of our students at the West Chester campus participate in the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA), a career technical student organization for future health professionals. Compete in a variety of health-related challenges through HOSA to enhance your knowledge, skill and leadership development.
Technology is revolutionizing the world of dentistry, particularly with the rise of 3D printing as a way of providing custom dental solutions to patients. In addition to innovative technology leading the way, a growing awareness of the importance of oral hygiene has created an increase in demand within the dental industry. There are 200,000 dentists in the U.S., and that’s not enough!
• Dental radiography
• Dental technology
• Medical and dental office technology
• Medical terminology
• Oral diagnosis and
• Senior capstone
independent research project
on the topic of your choice
• First Aid
• Dental radiography license
• Opportunity to earn a
Certified Ohio Dental Assistant