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Orthodontic Assistant

Orthodontic technicians are dental technology professionals who create orthodontic appliances and prepare equipment used to straighten teeth and correct malocclusions. They work in the field of orthodontics, a specialty of dentistry that handles the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned jaws and teeth.

Dental Assistant

Dental assistants help dentists perform procedures. Dental assistants work closely with dentists to perform tasks such as fillings, crowns, and other procedures. Some technical skills needed include:

  • Knowledge of advanced dental procedures in order to anticipate the order of operations
  • Ability to take X-rays, blood pressure readings, and dental impressions
  • Knowledge of dental materials and maintaining equipment
  • Ability to spot a dental emergency

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants perform administrative functions for a hospital or clinic using their knowledge of medical skills and applications. They can work in a variety of locations with common job titles like unit secretary, medical office assistant, patient coordinator or admissions coordinator. This is a unique role in that it combines both direct and indirect patient care duties. It requires a strong balance of administrative skills and interpersonal abilities.

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Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical billing & coding specialist play an important role in not only the operational side of the healthcare industry. As an advocate for both the patient and the provider, medical billing and coding specialists help to create a seamless experience throughout the life of the health claim. By accurately processing and coding claims, medical billers & medical coders help ensure that patients aren’t overcharged and help providers provide the best administrative care as possible and also ensuring that the provider is paid. This involves reviewing medical records and identifying the diagnoses and procedures the patient had and coding appropriately.

Coming Soon: Clinical Medical Assistant

What Is a Clinical Medical Assistant?
Medical assisting is a high in demand health care career due to the knowledge and skills that medical assistants possess. They provide hands-on patient care, assist doctors with medical treatment and procedures and help to ensure the office runs efficiently. There are two common types of medical assisting careers available: clinical and administrative. Administrative medical assistants often work in the office performing general operations of the practice. Clinical medical assistants work directly with patients and doctors doing a variety of tasks.
• Recording patient’s history and personal information
• Measuring vital signs like heart rate, blood pressure, pulse etc.
• Assisting with patient examinations.
• Giving patients injections or medication as permitted by state law
• Sterilization of surgical equipment
• Assist in minor surgical procedures in the office
• Phlebotomy and CLIA waived test
• Immunizations.

Why Other Students Have Chosen Illinois Health Careers?

Illinois Health Careers offers short-term courses for your long-term goals Classes are taught in our state-of-the-art Clinics which provide real clinic environment experience. We have small classes designed to cater to the student’s needs and lower tuition than other competitors. Our students are extremely dedicated and are persistent in making sure they comprehend their material and clinical labs. Students love our courses because our innovative, module-based programs are designed to make the learning process easier and more convenient for them. We use a Hybrid learning platform so there is no time wasted in the classroom for reading and homework. This is all done in our IDC online classroom which allows for more clinical time.

X-rays make up an important part of the clinical evaluation this is why we believe it is vital our students receive hands-on training in radiography within the Dental and orthodontic practice. Students learn to operate X-ray equipment such as Panoramic X-ray and Cephalometric Projection X-rays and place bitewings to take diagnostic X-rays.

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Why Choose Illinois Health Careers?

Our students work extremely hard in order to make sure they understand all of the ins and outs of dental assisting. They love our courses because of our innovative, module-based programs are designed to make the learning process easier and more convenient for you. You can choose your start date, your pace of studying, and take advantage of our flexible attendance policy,

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