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Comprehensive Dental Assisting

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Dental Assisting Program

Comprehensive Dental Assisting Program

As a participant in the Expanded Duties Dental Assistant program offered at our dental assistant schools in KY, students are trained in either 16 weeks (day classes) or 24 weeks (night classes).  As part of their dental assisting training, after their time on campus, students complete a 300-hour externship in a live dental office.  The dental assistant program offered at our Louisville and Lexington, KY campuses is designed to provide students with a 70% hands-on experience, because the field itself is so hands on.

At our dental assisting school in KY, our dental assisting program has two classroom environments: business and clinic.  In the business classroom, students will be trained to run the front office, perform patient intake, view electronic records, and many other duties you may be asked to perform. In the clinic, students will learn to assist the dentist in every procedure as well as learn to lead some procedures on their own. By providing both business and clinic instruction and experience MedQuest graduates have substantially more hands-on experience and knowledge than any typical dental assistant graduate.

Prior to graduation, each student works one-on-one with the Director of Career Services to build a professional resume, practice interviewing skills and prepare for the real life working environment. Even after graduation, MedQuest will continue to provide our Alumni with the same benefits even if it has been 10 years since the student received their diploma!

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Areas of Study Include:

  • 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 Assistant – children’s dentistry
  • Periodontics Assistant – treatment of gum disease
  • Business Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Dental Consultant
  • Dental Insurance Claims Examiner
  • Dental Supply Representative

Medquest College has provided high quality instruction to dental assistant students in Kentucky and Indiana since 1999. By providing Southern Indiana, Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and surrounding areas with a quality dental assisting training program at our Louisville and Lexington, KY campuses we are able to proudly say that Medquest College has successfully employed hundreds of graduates in the dental fields.  Our dental assisting school in KY is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting body.

I would recommend MedQuest to everyone I know

I leave every day having learned something new. Every day we do something hands-on and the teachers are wonderful. Our small class sizes help to grasp the concepts better. The available technology and resources really help you to understand the dental office better. I have absolutely no complaints about this school.

– Crystal N.

MedQuest has everything you need to learn.

I love the school. I would recommend to everyone that likes small classes and really good teachers. I have learned a lot, and by the end of my classes, I will be prepared for a good job at a dental office. It is all because I was well-prepared by the instructors. It has everything you need to learn.

– Isasia B.

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