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Medical Careers Institute

Diploma Program

Program Overview

Our Dental Assisting program provides graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as Dental Assistants. Dental Assistants are educated in clinical, radiographic, and administrative procedures.

Part of this instruction includes an externship so that the student can experience a real world environment firsthand. Office duties may include:

  • Reception.

  • Insurance.

  • Clerical billing.

  • Recordkeeping.

  • General office procedures.

Graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Science with a major in Dental Assisting, the student is likely to launch his or her career at a dental office, dental supply manufacturer, hospital dental department, or insurance company. The Dental Assistant performs duties in both office and patient contact capacities under the direction of a dentist or group of dentists. Patient-related responsibilities typically include:

  • Preparing patients for examinations.

  • Conducting patient interviews.

  • Charting histories.

  • Taking vital signs.

  • Assisting during minor surgeries and laboratory procedures.

School name:Medical Careers Institute
Address:1001 Omni Boulevard #200
Zip & city:23606 Virginia

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