Comprehensive Dental Assisting
9 Month Diploma Program
What is a Dental Assistant?
Comprehensive Dental Assistants graduate MedQuest with the skills and training needed to perform the responsibilities of an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA) giving each student an edge when starting their new career. EDDA’s are trained to work in all types of Dental Offices including specialty, working alongside Dentist to perform a vast array of procedures.
What does an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant do?
MedQuest Dental Assistants are highly trained and skilled to perform a large range of task from front office duties such as communicating with patients and suppliers to assisting the dentist with procedures including surgery.
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant responsibilities:
• Operate dental X-ray equipment to provide the dentist with dental radiographs
• Create dental models that will be used to make patient impressions
• Apply sealants, fluoride varnish, and coronal polishing
• Administer and monitor nitrous oxide
• Fill cavities by placing and condensing amalgam and composite
• Fabricate and place temporary crowns
• Record patient medical history, blood pressure and pulse
Where do Dental Assistants work?
Right now reputable, well known dental offices in Kentucky and Southern Indiana are searching for professionally trained Dental Assistants to become a part of their team. They want qualified students from a trusted college who are confident and have been taught using a hands-on approach. Here is a quick list of office types hiring MedQuest’s Expanded Duties Dental Assistants:
• General and/or Cosmetic Dentistry
MedQuest Dental Assisting students share their experience in the Expanded Duties Dental Assisting program
Externship and Career Services at MedQuest College
Prior to graduation, students are required to complete an externship under the guidance of area experts. During this externship, students will refine the skills learned on campus as well as work directly with patients for real-life experience.
Our Career Services Director provides assistance to graduating students and alumni that include instruction in resume writing, preparation of cover letters, interviewing techniques and networking skills. The college provides job placement assistance for its graduates. Alumni in good standing may continue to use any and all placement resources indefinitely at no charge.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVEThe Comprehensive Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare the student to become a multiskilled Dental Assistant in the front office or working with the dentist. Students completing the programs are expected to display diverse skills allowing them to work in any dental office or specialty office including General Dentistry, Endodontic, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Pedodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or in a Dental Lab. The program includes a balance of classroom, clinical, and laboratory experiences. Upon completion of the program and meeting all of the course requirements, students will receive a Comprehensive Dental Assisting diploma, Radiation Safety and Technique certificate, and Expanded Duties Dental Assistant certificate.
MedQuest College has provided high-quality instruction to students in Kentucky and Indiana since 1999. By providing Southern Indiana, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, and surrounding areas with quality programs in medical assisting, dental assisting, diagnostic medical songoraphy and biomed equipment technician we are able to proudly say that MedQuest College has successfully employed hundreds of graduates in the medical fields. Our campuses are located in Louisville Ky and Lexington KY. We are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally recognized accrediting body.
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