Looking for a Job With Potential in the Columbus Area?

We train people in 10 weeks to enter the field of Dental Assisting (no experience or college degree needed). 

It's only a few hours twice a week, morning or evening.

There are dental assisting jobs available in the Columbus area that need to be filled soon!

Virtually all of our graduates start a career in dental assisting upon completing our program (99% pass rate, 92% job placement). 

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.
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A lot of my friends that stayed in college have insane debt. This program is so affordable you can start your career debt free. I starte​​​​d my ca​reer in less than 3 months, I went from living in a small town with my parents to moving into my own place in the c​ity and loving my job and living my dream.

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Kenzie - First Impressions Grad

Kenzie

First Impressions Grad

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This is a huge opportunity for anyone who thinks they can’t succeed, you can do it. This is a short program, just two days a week. The program is the first step, you can be successful and have a successful job in less than three months.

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Haley - First Impressions Grad

Haley

First Impressions Grad

Is Dental Assisting for Me?

(a message from the Founder)

  • Do you want to start a career with a lot of potential, in less than three months?
  • Do you enjoy a hands on learning environment?
  • Do you need a flexible schedule?
  • Can you show up twice a week and put your best effort forward?
  • Do you get personal satisfaction out of helping others?

If you answered "yes" to all of these questions then Dental Assisting might be a good fit for you.

Virtually all of our graduates start a career in dental assisting upon completing our program (99% pass rate, 92% job placement)

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.

Testimonials & Reviews

 

Haley - First Impressions Graduate

Everyone has trials in life, why not skip a couple.  This program can change you in so many ways - by starting off the right way from the beginning. If I can do it, so can you.

I always wanted a family, to be married and successful.  I had my son at 18 years old; I walked across the stage at graduation pregnant.

I thought I was stuck.  I tried college, but I hated it. I was miserable and dropped out.

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I had to work a lot to keep up with the bills but I was so busy waitressing I never got to enjoy my family.  I had to rely on my parents because I couldn’t afford to support myself.

When I saw the program was such a short amount of time, that got my attention.  I told my mom, “This could be really good for me. It’s short and I can still work. This program allows you to learn and work at the same time.  I can start a good job quickly as well, where I can have a real income. And I can stop worrying if I can make bills at the end of each month.”

I went to the program and it changed my life.  Everything is hands on. Little to bare minimum book work.  It’s not like sitting in class for four hours in an enclosed room like college.  It’s never boring, you are always doing something new.

If you take advantage of it, you can be successful for your whole life.  The program keeps you motivated and you want to succeed. My Mom thought I would never find anything to motivate me.  It's great to find something that brings joy to your life.

This is a huge opportunity for anyone who thinks they can’t succeed, you can do it.  This is a short program, just two days a week. The program is the first step, you can be successful and have a successful job.

When you hear the price you think, “Wow, I can do this program!”  I can be successful and not be broke on student loans the rest of my life in less than three months.

Savannah - First Impressions Graduate

​After I graduated from high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was the kid that came home from school, “Here’s my test, I got a C.” I was awful at science.

Before the program I was living at my parents. I didn’t have much faith in myself. College didn’t work out for me, but I knew I couldn’t stay living at my parents forever and I hated my retail job.

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This program is exactly what I needed because the schedule is so flexible I could keep my job and pay my bills. The course is so hands on that it makes it easy to learn so I didn’t have to go home and study for hours every night. There is something new everyday, it’s not the same thing over and over.

I was shocked at how affordable the program was and the facilities are gorgeous. I recommend this program to someone that feels their options are limited in life.

Now I’m living my dream at 20 years old, I’m doing the job that I love. I’m even buying a house with my fence. In a matter of 10 weeks I learned everything I needed to know and I got my first job before the program was even over.

It’s awesome to come into work knowing you are going to change someone's life. I never thought I could wake up every morning and love what I’m doing.

 
 

Kenzie - First Impressions Graduate

​I didn’t know what I was doing with my life and I was nervous about my future before I found the program. I got into college, but I hated it. 

I’m a very hands on learner. In college it was a lot of books and lectures and it was just horrible. I dreaded those classes everyday. So I dropped out and my family and friends were devastated.

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I wasn’t sure I made the right decision because I didn't want to be stuck working in a coffee shop forever and I didn’t want to worry about money all the time. I wanted to be able to provide for myself and be independent.

I was really worried that I wouldn’t find purpose. I had a lot of self doubt, but Keri helped me believe in myself and she knew I would be successful, she saw potential in me.

The staff here is extremely supportive and Amanda really cares. The learning is hands on and they make it easy to succeed.

A lot of my friends that stayed in college have insane debt. This program is so affordable you can start your career debt free. I started my career in less than 3 months, I went from living in a small town with my parents to moving into my own place in the city and loving my job and living my dream.

If I wouldn't have found this program I would have been living at home a lot longer and I would have had a lot more struggle and stress in my life.

Google Reviews

Mckenzie Randall

Mckenzie Randall

3 months ago via Google

I had an amazing experience with the instructor Amanda and my classmates. Amanda is always willing to go out of her way to help her students in any way she can! Answers questions wonderfully and is great at making sure everyone is on the same page. If you’re looking for a dental assisting program, I highly recommend this one!!! 10/10

Brittany Barna

Brittany Barna

3 months ago via Google

Loved my experience with this program! Instructor Amanda is very educated and helpful with everything. Always answered our questions and gave us encouragement through the courses 🤗

Alexxis Burris

Alexxis Burris

3 months ago via Google

This is such a great! Program! I would recommend this to anyone!! The hands on experience is so awesome and helpful. When I leave each class, I feel confident in what I learned! 10/10 :)

bailey correa

bailey correa

3 months ago via Google

I have loved taking this class. Amanda is a great instructor and I can’t wait to start my new career as a dental assistant!

Tishana Zamora

Tishana Zamora

3 months ago via Google

I love this program they make things easy to learn and understand if you are looking into dental assisting this is the program for you.

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Virtually all of our graduates start a career in dental assisting upon completing our program (99% pass rate, 92% job placement)

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.

Why Dental Assisting?

Why Dental Assisting?
  • Dental assistants play an important role in every successful dental office.
  • The core focus of dental assisting work is on patient care, often preparing patients for examinations and procedures or working alongside the dentist when treating patients.
  • At First Impressions you will learn everything you need to know in our 10 week course to start a successful career in dental assisting.
  • Graduates of First Impressions Dental Assisting Program usually start a career in a dental office by the time they graduate.  
  • Because of our relationship with so many reputable dental offices, it is not uncommon for students to find work before the program ends. We will help you land the job that will be perfect as the first step for your new career.

Virtually all of our graduates start a career in dental assisting upon completing our program (99% pass rate, 92% job placement)

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.

Mckenzie Randall

Mckenzie Randall

3 months ago via Google

I had an amazing experience with the instructor Amanda and my classmates. Amanda is always willing to go out of her way to help her students in any way she can! Answers questions wonderfully and is great at making sure everyone is on the same page. If you’re looking for a dental assisting program, I highly recommend this one!!! 10/10

Brittany Barna

Brittany Barna

3 months ago via Google

Loved my experience with this program! Instructor Amanda is very educated and helpful with everything. Always answered our questions and gave us encouragement through the courses 🤗

Alexxis Burris

Alexxis Burris

3 months ago via Google

This is such a great! Program! I would recommend this to anyone!! The hands on experience is so awesome and helpful. When I leave each class, I feel confident in what I learned! 10/10 :)

bailey correa

bailey correa

3 months ago via Google

I have loved taking this class. Amanda is a great instructor and I can’t wait to start my new career as a dental assistant!

Tishana Zamora

Tishana Zamora

3 months ago via Google

I love this program they make things easy to learn and understand if you are looking into dental assisting this is the program for you.

How does the program work?

How does the program work?

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.

Week 1: Introduction to Dentistry & Dental Assisting

Week 2: Oral Health & Prevention of Dental Disease

Week 3: Disease Transmission & Infection Control

Week 4: Patient Information & Assessment

Week 5: Foundation of Clinical Dentistry

Week 6: Radiographic Imaging & CPR

Week 7: Radiograph Class

Week 8: Dental Materials

Week 9: Resumes & Interview Preparation

Week 10: Course Review/ Final Exam/ Graduation

Cassie Tustin

I had heard about First Impressions from a friend and decided to give it a try after trying regular college courses and I love it! It is way more hands on than a traditional learning environment. Amanda, my instructor is amazing and always willing to help and make sure that you’re really grasping what you’re learning!!

Chelsea Unruh

Chelsea Unruh

recommends First Impressions Dental Assisting Program

March 18, 2019 via Facebook

I love this program! Amanda really works so hard to make sure you’re successful and understanding of everything, and she makes the class so much fun while she’s at it. I’m so happy I chose First Impressions, now I feel so confident knowing that I could go anywhere with the skills I have gained in dental assisting!!

Whitney Wimmers

This program prepared me for a great job and I had a job in a dental office before even graduating

Sheena Ruddle

Sheena Ruddle

recommends

March 15, 2018 via Facebook

I love this program! This is the second time I've gone through it, and it was even better this time. The instructor is great and you really feel like you know what you're doing when you finish the program.

Tonya Ickes

Tonya Ickes

recommends

March 15, 2018 via Facebook

I loved this school!! I highly recommend it to anyone that's wanting to pursue dental assisting! Keri was one of the best teachers I've ever had! She made school so fun & went above and beyond to help us all excel in the program!

Jessica Arndt

Jessica Arndt

recommends

November 18, 2017 via Facebook

Amanda and Keri are seriously the most awesome ladies alive! Amanda is so good at making sure you understand and doesn’t let anyone fail! � I’ll definitely miss going to class Tuesday and Thursday’s.

Virtually all of our graduates start a career in dental assisting upon completing our program (99% pass rate, 92% job placement)

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.

Our Staff and Facilities

Our Staff

Keri Gossard

Keri Gossard

CDA, EFDA

I have been working in the dental field for twenty five years. First as a dental assistant, and then as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. I have worked as a dental consultant and have been teaching for First Impressions for five years. I am certified with the American Red Cross to teach CPR.

Amanda Straight

Amanda Straight

CDA

I had the privilege of taking a dental assisting program in high school. Since then, I have worked in general dentistry as well as in periodontics (specialty dentistry). Teaching is my passion. I have been an instructor at First Impressions since 2015. I am also a certified instructor with the American Red Cross.

Anesha Brown

Anesha Brown

CDA

I am a graduate of First Impressions Dental Assisting Program.  Since graduating, I have worked in both pediatric and general dentistry.  Prior to my dental career, I earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and worked as a substitute teacher for twelve years.  I am thrilled to be able to combine my knowledge of dentistry and my love for teaching as a Dental Assisting Instructor.

Our Facilities

First Impressions facilities are beautiful and set up with all the equipment you would find in a dental office. 


Our facilities are designed to help you get comfortable with the dental office setting.


By the time you complete the 10 week course you will be confident in your ability to start working in a dental practice right away.



 

Virtually all of our graduates start a career in dental assisting upon completing our program (99% pass rate, 92% job placement)

We are now registering students for Fall 2019.
Number of spots is limited.