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Biomedical Technician Program

Dental Assistant School

10 Month Diploma Program

What is a Dental Assistant?

Comprehensive Dental Assistants graduate MedQuest College’s Dental Assistant school 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 and Dental Hygienist 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 tasks from front office duties such as communicating with patients and suppliers to assisting the dental hygienist and 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
• 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
• Pediatrics
• Orthodontists
• Endodontists
• Periodontist
• Prosthodontist

Becoming a dental assistant is a great stepping stone towards becoming a dental hygienist. 

MedQuest Dental Assistant school 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.

Career Services

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.

dental Assisting PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The 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.

The Dental Assistant school at MedQuest College offers flexible schedules for our students. You can choose blended learning, which consists of completing courses in both online and on-campus settings, or you can choose to complete the program 100% on-campus.  Both options are available at our Lexington and Louisville campuses. 

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 we are able to proudly say that MedQuest College has successfully employed thousands 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.

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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