Dental Assistant (DA)

This course includes:
Prepare for:

Dental Support Technician Certification (DSTC)

Issued by American Medical Certification Association

Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam

Issued by Dental Assisting National Board

Dental Assistant (RDA)

Issued by American Medical Technologists (AMT)

NCCA Accredited Certification

Issued by the Institute of Credentialing Excellence

What you'll learn

The Medical Institute of Kentucky Dental Assistant program is a course that runs for 22 weeks. Students will engage in a stimulating range of learning activities that include clinical and administrative duties, basic knowledge of dental terminology, infection control, dental charting, sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment areas, tooth surfaces, performing dental labs, radiography safety and techniques, temporary crown and bridge,  instrument identification, trimming models, fillings and sealants per tooth classification, and more. Career Development is also obtained throughout the program.

The Healthcare employee with Dental Assistant training performs many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping in a general dental office under the direct supervision of the Dentist. Expanded Duties Dental Assistants are able to perform multiple functions such as placing fillings, sealants, and fabricating crowns and bridges for the patient. Dental Assistants work in general or specialty dental practices such as Orthodontics, Endodontics, and Periodontics offices.

The Medical Institute of Kentucky does not guarantee the transferability of our clock hours to a college, university, or institution. The Medical Institute of Kentucky will give consideration for previous training related to the applicant’s field of study. To be considered for admittance into a course, a letter of recommendation must be submitted verifying the experience from the employer.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of Dental Assistants is expected to increase by 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average. Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for preventive dental services. Dentists will continue to hire more dental assistants to complete routine tasks, allowing the dentist to see more patients in their practice”.

The Dental Assistant program student will complete instructional and simulation laboratory procedures for a period of up to 22 weeks in length. Successful completion of all courses is required to receive a program certificate of completion.

Program Objectives

Each state’s dental board implements rules and regulations for delegating legally allowable duties to dental assistants. This program is not available in the states of: CA, FL, IA, IN, MD, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, VT.

TMIKY training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate experience, prerequisite education, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job state requirements, restrictions, job posts prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

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