Dental Assisting Diploma Program
Have you always wanted a rewarding career path where you can help people look and feel their best? With Medix College’s Dental Assisting Program, you’ll gain the hands-on training required to give people their best smiles and maintain their dental health. You’ll be ready to pursue opportunities in private dental offices, university clinics, dental supply companies, public health centres, educational institutions and more!
Through our partnerships with employers in the dental profession, we update our curriculum to reflect the current needs required in the dental field. At Medix, you’ll not only graduate with the diploma but also the relevant skills and extensive training that today’s employers demand.
Delivery Format: Hybrid & In-Class
Program Length: 60 Weeks
Externship: 150 Hours
About The Program
What You Will Learn In The Classroom
Our program focuses on the field-related skills and knowledge that are required of a dental assistant, including:
- Educating patients and their families regarding dental health
- Providing chair support to the dentist
- Preparing patients for dental examinations
- Sterilizing and maintaining instruments and equipment
- Ordering dental and office supplies
- Performing reception and clerical duties
- Taking and developing x-rays
- Scheduling and invoicing dental exams
- And much more!
What You Will Learn In The Labs
Medix’s Dental Assisting students have the opportunity to provide dental services to patients at the University of Toronto. Prior to working with patient’s chairside, students will demonstrate their oral evacuation skills on a student
partner. At U of T, students will demonstrate their ability to implement chairside dental care that has been introduced and practiced in courses from Terms I and II. Working with a dental student in the Faculty of Dentistry, students will provide dental services to patients with maximum comfort and safety. These skills will be practiced and evaluated under direct supervision by Medix dental assisting faculty.
Additionally, Medix students in the dental assisting program have the opportunity to provide preventive dental services to patients where they will be able to demonstrate competency in intra-oral skills. Students will demonstrate the ability to plan and implement dental care that has been introduced and practiced in courses from Terms I and II. Working with fellow classmates and/or on patients, students will complete requirements for entry level intra-oral skills. Intra-oral charting, preliminary impressions, application and removal of dental dam, coronal polish, fluoride application, patient education, pit and fissure sealants, desensitization and radiographs will be practiced and evaluated under direct supervision of a dentist and dental assisting faculty.
What You Will Learn Outside of the Regular Classroom Setting
TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.
The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.
What You Will Do During Career Search
Why choose the Dental Assisting Program at Medix College?
Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Dental Assistant. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.
As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete a 150-hour off-site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the college’s area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class & clinic, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the selected facilities.
Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.
Here is a list of some courses:
General Dental Sciences
This course will provide the foundation for the dental assisting program curriculum. Students will learn the vocabulary to understand and discuss..
Clinical Dental Assisting I
This course will focus on theory, principles and practical application of restorative dentistry and will provide an introduction to..
Preventive Dental Procedures I
This course is designed to introduce theoretical knowledge in preparation for provision of preventive services. Students will study the..
Pharmacology And Emergencies
The pharmacology and emergencies course will provide entry level information in basic pharmacology and the use of drugs and medications in a..
Get The Full Outline Below
Graduates of the Dental program have obtained employment as:
- Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
- Dental Assistant/Administrator
- Dental Office Assistant
- Preventative Dental Assistant
- Dental Assistant/ Receptionist
Our Mission at Medix College is to “service with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills“.
We can’t do this without you.
We have designed a four step admissions process that ensures we admit the right students with the potential to become great graduates that serve their communities with excellence.
Connect with Us
The first step is to connect with our admissions team, we are here for you! We know you have questions the good news is we have answers. All you have to do to get started is fill out a form, call, text, email or even yell if you are close enough and we will commence your academic journey!
Now let’s get a little serious. When we meet, we will review your academic and career goals, talk about your options and determine your eligibility.
The key for Medix is that you possess the right Attitude and Aptitude to be successful as a student and more importantly an employed Graduate of Medix. The interview and evaluations will help us determine your eligibility. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
Whether you have been fortunate enough to put money aside or you just can’t seem to imagine how you would pay for College, not to worry, we have a Team here to help. I know free would be preferred, but you know what they say, the best things in life are never free! During this appointment, we will determine your eligibility with one of our many different financial aid options.
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
Last but certainly not least, after all the meetings and deliberation, we did it!
You are excited, comfortable with your chosen field and it is now time to put pen to paper and enroll.
Your admissions representative will take you step by step through all the forms to ensure you are prepared for the journey ahead.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Medix family soon!