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Dental Assistant Tools and Technology

Pictured are a row of dental assistant toolsDental Assistant is a job which has been steadily growing. In fact, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that there will be 58,000 new jobs by the year 2024. This position represents an amazing opportunity for your future. However, becoming a Dental Assistant is about more than classes: there are a variety of tools and technologies that you must first master.

Dental Assistant Tools

One of the most basic dental assistant tools you will learn to use at Milwaukee Career College are dental mirrors. They allow you to more fully survey a patient’s mouth and to reflect light to better see inside the mouth. Additionally, you will learn how to use a sickle probe (also known as a dental explorer) in order to examine the health of a patient’s tooth by making physical contact with the tool. Another basic tool you will learn about is the periodontal probe, which allows you to measure how deep the pockets between a patient’s teeth and gums are.

A more advanced tool you will learn to master is the dental retractor. This tool is designed to spread and hold parts of a patient’s mouth and allow you better visibility and access. Another advanced tool is the dental drill. This tool is used to cut into the enamel of patients’ teeth. Drills come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and your training covers a variety in order to better prepare you. You will also learn about the variety of dental excavators, including spoon excavators, enamel hatchets, and dental hatchets.

Some more of the tools you will learn about include dental burnishers, which help remove scratches when restoring tooth. You will also learn about curettes and periodontal scalers, which are used to remove tartar from teeth. Dental forceps pull teeth, and dental elevators, raise teeth in preparation for their extraction. You will get a solid foundation in how to wield these tools at MCC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Technology

Learning to master the technology of dentistry is just as important as mastering the tools. Specifically, you will learn how to keep all equipment clean and sterile in order to maintain the health and safety of both patients and staff. You will learn how to operate suction equipment in order to clear the mouths of patients. You will learn about software and metholodogy to make you more efficient at managing records and office files. Finally, you will learn about processing X-ray scans of patients’ mouths in order to facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

Keep On Growing

As mentioned above, the Dental Assistant field is experiencing amazing growth. After you have completed this program, there are additional certification programs that allow you to become a specialist in things like fluoride application and denture care. You can continue to master the profession which, like your own career aspirations, never stops growing.

Does this engaging field sound like the career for you? Sign up for our September class start date! Call 1-800-645-5157 for more info or fill out the form to the right!

Vet Students Making Milwaukee a Better Place!

Pictured are several of our Vet student volunteering to help local animals

Christina Lauth (VA), Verneisha Ammons (VA), Brittany Bozich (VT), Juliana Hansen (VA), Courtney Howard (VT), Cesarina (CC) Macorncan (VT), and Gina Richter (VA), and Amber Smith (VT) all volunteered at the Friends of MADACC vaccination clinic at the Menomonee Valley Urban Ecology Center on Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Students got the chance to practice their skills while supporting our partner, MADACC. We are so proud of our students and staff who volunteered their time to help out the Milwaukee, Wisconsin communitee!  Not all could stay for the picture but we appreciate every one who could come and help out!

Make a Difference in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Career College students learn valuable skills everyday in our Vet Assistant and Vet Tech courses. Do you want to learn how to help animals and improve your local community? We have classes in both programs starting up in September! Don’t miss your chance to make a difference!

Call MCC today at 1-800-645-5157 or fill out the form to the right to request free info!

Why a Vet Tech Career is Perfect for Animal Lovers in Milwaukee

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Do you love animals and just cannot ever seem to get enough of them? Does the thought of snuggling up with a furry four-legged friend bring a smile to your face? When you meet other animal parents, do you feel an instant bond with them and find yourself sharing stories about your animals? If you’ve nodded “yes” to any of these points, a career as a vet tech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin might be perfect for you – the career training and job can be rewarding for the animal obsessed.

Why Vet Technician in Wisconsin

Get paid to work with animals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 the median pay for vet techs was $31,800. Between 2014 and 2024, vet tech jobs could grow by 19 percent in Milwaukee and throughout the US. Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” While you won’t get rich being a vet tech, if you are truly passionate about animals, you might just fall in love with this career path.

Constantly changing work environment. Because no two animals are the same, no two days on the job are the same; in fact, they are constantly changing. One day you may be assisting in an operating room and the next day you will be observing the behavior of an animal. Your career training will be ongoing.

Continuous learning about animals. Since the job of a vet tech requires performing a lot of different tasks, you will likely find yourself continuously learning about animals. You will also need to help with patient exams and assist with procedures, observing how a veterinarian diagnoses animals. Since you will be working under the supervision of a vet, be sure you find a vet who can serve as a mentor. In addition, you may need to continue your education to renew professional licenses.

Help make sick animals feel better. One of the last things you would want to see is a sick animal. As a vet tech, you will play a key roll in making animals feel better. From helping with check ups to filling prescriptions, you can help improve the animals’ overall health.

Different specializations in an animal environment you are most passionate about. Vet techs do not just work with cats and dogs; zoos and aquariums also need vet techs. In this career path, there are three different specializations you can choose. These could include: internal medicine, critical care, and zoo keeping.

For further help deciding if this is the career for you  at Milwaukee Career College located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Contact our career counselors at 800-645-5157.

Medical Assistant: A Day in the Life

Pictured is a Medical Assistant working on a computerThe day-to-day work of a medical assistant may encompass a wide variety of things. Medical assistants do a little bit of everything and spend time in several different areas of a medical office. It is a type of job that is full of variety where you get to do a bit of everything. It’s the perfect job for anyone who is looking for a fast-paced environment with many tasks to complete daily.

Medical Assistant Daily Duties

The day begins early in the morning when full-time medical assistants typically arrive before the office is open to patients. At this point, they start by checking emails, listening to voice mails, filling out paperwork and preparing patient rooms. Most clinics open up at 8 in the morning and close at 5. Medical assistants can expect to arrive to work at 7:30 in the morning.

When the patients start to arrive, the medical assistant needs to help greet the patients. They have patients sign in, and make them fill out paperwork if they are new to the office. The medical assistant also needs to make sure that the patient has proof of medical insurance. Then, the medical assistant checks the patient’s vitals and performs a mini-interview to check his/her overall health. The medical assistant may then ask the patient to wait for the doctor while he/she moves on to take care of business in the front office. The medical assistant may also help the doctor with medical procedures. These could include injections or tests in another exam room with another patient.

After all of the patients have left, medical assistants still have work to do. Some patients may still be in the office after closing time. Medical assistants need to ready themselves for any requests from doctors to assist patients that are still remaining in the office. After all patients have left, medical assistants will be responsible for cleaning up the office, taking care of any urgent paperwork, and preparing for the next day.

Overall, the day-to-day work of a medical assistant can be summarized as “assisting” to ensure that the office runs smoothly without much error. This entails answering phone calls, returning voice messages, filing, filling out paperwork, greeting patients, bringing patients into the exam room, and providing assistance with anything else that may be required in an office setting.

Want a faced paced and exciting career in the growing healthcare field? You can with a little hands-on training from MCC! Fill out the form to the right to request free info!

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"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Milwaukee Career College
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“My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dreamContinue Reading
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Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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Milwaukee Career College
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“The teachers and faculty at Milwaukee Career College really care about you and your education; they want you to succeed in your career. They go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals, whether its early mornings or staying after hours with an instructor to make sure you understand the topic at hand.”


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Brittany Bozich

Milwaukee Career College
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“The teachers and faculty at Milwaukee Career College really care about you and your education; they want you to succeed in your career. They go above and beyond to make sure you achieve your goals, whether its early mornings or staying after hours with an instructor to make sure you understand the topic at hand.”Continue Reading

While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Amanda Krebs

Milwaukee Career College
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2015-09-16T19:57:50+00:00

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While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, andContinue Reading
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