The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in an oral healthcare setting. Intra-Oral Dental Assistants help dentists during examinations and treatments. They also provide direct client care, educate clients on the importance of oral health and perform basic laboratory duties and manage client records.
What career opportunities are available to graduates from the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program?
- Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
- Dental Assistant/Administrator
- Dental Office Assistant
- Preventative Dental Assistant
- Dental Assistant/ Receptionist
Where do graduates of the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program work?
- Dental clinics
- Private practice
- University clinics
- Dental supply companies
- Public health centres
What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant field?
- Assists the dentist by educating patients and their families regarding dental health
- Provide chair support to the dentist
- Prepare patients for dental examinations
- Sterilize and maintain instruments
- Order dental and office supplies
- Perform reception and clerical duties
Why choose the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant 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 Intra-Oral 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 an 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.
Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
- Ontario Second Career
- Out of Province Options
- Student Lines of Credit
- Lifelone Learning Plan
- Employment Ontario
- Monthly Payment Plan
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.