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Dental Assisting

KC's Dental Assisting Program will prepare you with the skills and knowledge necessary for the many tasks required to provide quality dental care. As a member of the dental health care team, you are responsible for providing such services as assisting the Dentist with operative and surgical procedures, manipulation of dental materials, exposing radiographs, treatment room and patient preparation and performing office management skills. For information on a rewarding career as a dental assistant visit the Dental Assisting National Board website. (

KC's program will provide classroom, lab, and clinical instruction to give you a broad background in all aspects of dentistry. Clinical internships are provided by area dental offices under the guidance of dentists and assistants in communities throughout KC's district to provide you with the real world experience you will need to succeed in this rewarding career.

At the successful completion of the program you will also earn your certificate for expanded functions including: Coronal Polishing, Sealant Placement, and Monitoring Nitrous Oxide.

Dental Hygiene

A successful graduate of the KC Dental Assisting program can apply for the Lewis and Clarke Dental Hygiene Program. To attend the Dental Hygiene program you must successfully complete a CODA Dental Assisting program.

Dental Assisting Club

KC's Dental Assisting Club was established to promote oral health and education. Students will visit day cares and nursing homes among other activities design to encourage good oral hygiene. Club members hold fund raisers to raise money to travel for the purpose of dental education. For more information contact Professor Lori Schmidt.

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Program Information

Dental Assisting Faculty

Lori Schmidt

Lori Schmidt

Professor Dental Assisting

Contact Us

Lori Schmidt

Professor Dental Assisting

Phone  |  618-545-3320

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Professional Careers, PC 168


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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