Start your new Dental career today. Find a school near you!
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.
*Programs Vary by Campus
Are you ready for a change? See if FORTIS can help you.
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
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.
For consumer information, visit http://compliance.fortis.edu/.
2140 South Cobb Drive
100 London Pkwy Suite 150
555 E. Alex Bell Road
11499 Chester Road Suite 200
246 Stoneridge Drive Suite 101
2545 Bailey Road
450 N Sam Houston Parkway E Suite 200
9001 N. Wesleyan Rd Suite 101
4351 Garden City Dr
2572 Brunswick Pike Suite 100
7033 Airport Blvd
3736 Atlanta Highway
6300 Center Drive Suite 100
700 Blanding Blvd Suite 16
4081 East Olive Road Suite B
9022 South US Highway 1
Port Saint Lucie,
2000 Westmoreland Street Suite A
3949 South 700 East Suite 150
Salt Lake City,
517 Ash Street
700 York Road
201 Willowbrook Blvd