Dental Assistant

Program Description:

This 15 week course is designed to provide sufficient practical training for the required amount of hours of clinical work and lectures to satisfy your state’s requirements. (Varies from state to state.) By that time, our students can perform comfortably in any dental work environment. Lectures are based on the Dental Assisting textbook provided with the course. Students are encouraged to begin their clinical/lab training soon after being introduced to the methodology.

Clinical/Lab training is designed to fit into the student’s schedule and to match their determination. As such, the hands-on portion of the program can be arranged around the student’s schedule during normal operating hours of participating clinics. During these clinical/lab hours the students work one-on-one with current Dental Assistants and Dentists at participating clinics while under the instruction of Midwest Dental Assistants School Faculty.

Program Objective:

Upon completion of the course, all students will be able to perform four (4) handed dentistry and take impressions, mount x-rays, seat and dismiss patients, making sure patient is comfortable and give oral care instructions.

Occupational Objective:

The graduate will have acquired the skills and experience to obtain an entry-level position in the field of dental assisting.

There is a dress code requirement for our students at all times during instruction. Our uniform shirts are at an additional cost of $25 (plus local tax) For information on tuition costs and financing, please refer to your state on the locations page.

Course is Pass/Fail only; no letter grades will be given. A student works one-on-one with a trainer and a proficiency packet. The student and trainer (instructor) work together until the trainer is confident the student is proficient in needed skills as outlined in the proficiency packet.

When an unexpected closure occurs due to extraordinary conditions such as inclement weather, students will be notified as soon as possible by phone or text.

Classes are not held on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Step 1

  • Step 2

    Review the costs of the program, and review your finances. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. You may find the information for our financial aid programs offered here.

  • Step 3

    Once the above steps have been completed or if there are any other questions, it’s time to meet with a program administrator. They can help you determine when to start the program, and help you set up a clinical schedule.

Financing

MDAS accepts many different types of financial aid, from private funded loans to payment plans. Please refer to our Financial Information page and schedule a meeting with a program administrator.

Dental Administrative

Program Prerequisite:

This course requires the student to have one (1) year’s experience as a dental assistant or has completed a dental assisting program.

Program Description:

This course is intended for those who are looking for a career in the front office and administration of a dental office. The course will teach and train the student for a position as a dental administrator.

Program Objective:

Upon completion of the course, all students will be able to:

  • Greet patients on arrival and having them fill-out the correct forms
  • Correctly file patient information
  • Schedule dental procedures
  • Handle insurance and private billing
  • And many more challenging tasks

Occupational Objective:

The graduate will have acquired the skills and experience necessary to obtain an entry-level position as a administrator in a dental office.

There is a dress code requirement. Our uniform shirts are at an additional cost of $25 (plus local tax) For information on tuition costs and financing, please refer to your state on the locations page.

Course is Pass/Fail only; no letter grades will be given. A student works one-on-one with a trainer and a proficiency packet. The student and trainer (instructor) work together until the trainer is confident the student is proficient in needed skills as outlined in the proficiency packet.

When an unexpected closure occurs due to extraordinary conditions such as inclement weather, students will be notified as soon as possible by phone or text.

Classes are not held on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Step 1

    Fill out our online student application. You may find the application here.

  • Step 2

    Review the costs of the program, and review your finances. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. You may find the information for our financial aid programs offered here.

  • Step 3

    Once the above steps have been completed or if there are any other questions, it’s time to meet with a program administrator. They can help you determine when to start the program, and help you set up a clinical schedule.

Financing

MDAS accepts many different types of financial aid, from private funded loans to payment plans. Please refer to our Financial Information page and schedule a meeting with a program administrator.

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

**Only available at Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO locations**

Lecture Hours: 12
Clinical Hours: 28
Total Hours: 40

Tuition: $2,250
Registration: $150
Total Tuition/Fees: $2,400

$25.00 + tax for uniform (T-shirt must be worn to clinical offices)

Program Prerequisite:

In order to enroll in this course, you must be a dental assistant or have completed a dental assisting course.

Program Description:

Students are encouraged to begin their clinical/lab training very soon after being introduced to the methodology through lecture. Clinical/lab training will be arranged to fit the student’s schedule during normal operating hours of participating clinics. Students will work one on one with current dental assistants and doctors at participating clinics while under the tutelage of Midwest Dental Assistants School faculty.

Program Objective:

In addition to regular functions performed by a dental assistant, an EDDA dental assistant will clean and polish coronal surfaces of teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride treatment, fit preliminary crowns for adjustments, place temporary restorative material in teeth, place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations, monitor nitrous oxide, place amalgam, and take X-rays.

Occupational Objective:

The student will add to his skills and place himself in a position to earn a higher income and enhance the effectiveness of the services offered by his employing dental office.

 

  • Step1

    Fill out our online student application. You may find the application here.

  • Step 2

    Review the costs of the program, and review your finances. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. You may find the information for our financial aid programs offered here.

  • Step3

    Once the above steps have been completed or if there are any other questions, it’s time to meet with a program administrator. They can help you determine when to start the program, and help you set up a clinical schedule.

Financing

MDAS accepts many different types of financial aid, from private funded loans to payment plans. Please refer to our Financial Information page and schedule a meeting with a program administrator.

Offered in 1 Location

Denver – Colorado Springs, CO