Comprehensive Dental Assisting Program
Dental Assisting is a great career choice for someone who enjoys personal interactions with patients. As a Dental Assistant, technical skills along with a caring personality are needed to help patients feel more comfortable while receiving dental treatments. Dental Assistants perform a wide range of duties and are a vital part of making any dental office successful.
Upon successful completion of this program at the Academy of Dental Assisting at MedQuest College, students are awarded a diploma in Comprehensive Dental Assisting along with certifications in X-ray and CPR.
Areas of study include:
- Clinical Dental Assisting
- Dental Radiography–digital x-rays and film x-rays
- Dental Specialties
- Expanded Duties Dental Assisting–placing fillings and making temporary crowns
- Dental Sciences
- Dental Communications and Scheduling
- Dental Insurance Billing and Coding
- Dental Recall and Treatment Planning
- CPR- certification by the American Heart Association for healthcare providers
- Kentucky Certification in Radiation Safety and Technique
- Indiana Certification in Radiation Safety and Technique
- Professional development – to get you job ready!
- 300 externship hours in a working dental office.
- Placement services to assist you in finding your dream job.
- Clinical Dental Assistant – assist the dentist in all areas of dentistry
- Hygiene Assistant – help prepare patients for their cleaning
- Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) – place fillings and make temporary crowns.
- Orthodontic Assistant – perform duties on patients with braces.
- Endodontic Assistant – assist with root canals
- Oral Surgery Assistant – assist with surgery of the head and neck
- Pedodontic / Pediatric Assistant – children’s dentistry
- Periodontics Assistant – treatment of gum disease
- Business Office Assistant
- Office Manager
It is very easy to get started in our small hands on dental assisting classes which are forming now in our two dental assistant school campuses serving the Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky metropolitan areas. Start by clicking on Enroll now or contact us at 502-410-2939 to start your new career as a dental assistant.
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