According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be more than 74,000 new dental assistants up to 2022. The dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained assistants. The need has caused the starting pay rate for experienced dental assistants to be considerably higher than non-experienced. Most offices will not even consider anyone with no experience. Following your training in this ten-week entry-level course, you will have the confidence and knowledge to apply for these positions. Upon graduation, you will also receive job counseling services to ensure that you are interview-ready.
The counseling will include tips on mentally preparing for an interview, proper attire, interview etiquette, and an actual Job Interview.
The teaching is stimulating, fast-paced, and relies heavily on your participation. The largest size of each class will be one instructor per 8 students. An excellent textbook is used (yes, there are reading assignments and homework), so classroom time can be spent learning the “hands-on” stuff. Suppose this entry-level course inspires you. In that case, you may move on to take other courses that would lead to x-ray certification, expanded function licensure, or even become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), which is a nationally recognized title!