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About Fortis

At FORTIS, students are provided the skills and training needed to enter careers in industries that have employment opportunity over time. What industries you ask? FORTIS offers career education and training programs in the nursing, healthcare, medical, dental, business, information technology, skilled trades, massage and cosmetology career fields. That makes Fortis a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes with a wide variety of educational choices!

FORTIS provides education and training for qualified applicants with the desire to better their career opportunities regardless of previous educational background.

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Dental Assistant

Duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. These tasks require both interpersonal and technical skills.

At Fortis, the dental assistant training program will provide you with hands-on strategies and techniques to work in the treatment or operation room directly with the dentist. Students will be shown how to work chair-side as dentists examine and treat patients. Dental Assistants can work in private and group dental practices, specialty dental practices, mobile dental units, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, dental school clinics, and public and private health facilities.


Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Associate in Specialized Technology Degree offered at: Scranton, Landover

Expanded Function Dental Assistant

The Expanded Functions Dental Assistant [EFDA] program is designed to prepare students for entry-level dental careers working alongside dentists. Skills taught in the EFDA program include placing dental restorations under the direct supervision of a dentist. The expanded functions dental assistant program also prepares students to assist the dentist chairside or to work in the operatory or treatment room with the dentist. The chairside dental assistant mixes and prepares dental impression and restorative materials, evacuates debris and extraneous materials from the oral cavity, and prepares the operator for procedures including instrument tray and anesthesia set-ups as required by the dentist.

In the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant courses at Fortis, students are taught to expose, process and mount dental radiographs (x-rays). Learn to perform dental instrument sterilization duties and prepare cases to be sent to an outside laboratory. The expanded functions dental assistant may perform some dental laboratory procedures within the office and is often the person responsible for infection control and sterilization requirements as set forth in government regulations and guidelines. The EFDA program at Fortis also prepares students in the various administrative and clerical procedures required in a dental office including word processing, managing files and records, scheduling appointments, and handling other front office duties.

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Campus Locations

Atlanta, GA

2140 South Cobb Drive

Smyrna,

GA
30080

Birmingham, AL

100 London Pkwy Suite 150

Birmingham,

AL
35211

Centerville, OH

555 E. Alex Bell Road

Centerville,

OH
45459

Cincinnati, OH

11499 Chester Road Suite 200

Cincinnati,

OH
45146

Columbia, SC

246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101

Columbia,

SC
29210

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

2545 Bailey Road

Cuyahoga Falls,

OH
44221

Houston North, TX

450 N Sam Houston Parkway E Suite 200

Houston,

TX
77060

Indianapolis, IN

9001 N. Wesleyan Rd Suite 101

Indianapolis,

IN
46268

Landover, MD

4351 Garden City Dr

Landover,

MD
20785

Lawrenceville, NJ

2572 Brunswick Pike Suite 100

Lawrenceville,

NJ
08648

Mobile, AL

7033 Airport Blvd

Mobile,

AL
36608

Montgomery, AL

3736 Atlanta Highway

Montgomery,

AL
36109

Norfolk, VA

6300 Center Drive Suite 100

Norfolk,

VA
23502

Orange Park, FL

700 Blanding Blvd Suite 16

Orange Park,

FL
32065

Pensacola, FL

4081 East Olive Road Suite B

Pensacola,

FL
32514

Phoenix, AZ

555 North 18th St Suite 110

Phoenix,

AZ
85006

Port St Lucie, FL

9022 South US Highway 1

Port Saint Lucie,

FL
34952

Richmond, VA

2000 Westmoreland Street Suite A

Richmond,

VA
23230

Salt Lake City, UT

3949 South 700 East Suite 150

Salt Lake City,

UT
84107

Scranton, PA

517 Ash Street

Scranton,

PA
18509

Towson, MD

700 York Road

Towson,

MD
21204

Wayne, NJ

201 Willowbrook Blvd

Wayne,

NJ
07470

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