Hey there, recent high school graduates! Congratulations on reaching this exciting milestone in your life. If you’ve just graduated or even been out for a bit, you may be wondering what’s next on your journey. Well, let me tell you about an amazing opportunity that could change your life for the better – becoming a dental assistant!
Unleash the Superhero Within: The Role of Dental Assistants
Have you ever admired superheroes for their ability to save the day? Well, in the world of dentistry, dental assistants are the unsung heroes! They play a vital role in supporting dentists, ensuring smooth dental procedures, and providing comfort to patients.
As a dental assistant, you’ll be right there, assisting the dentist during various treatments, preparing dental instruments, and making sure everything runs like clockwork. Trust me; it’s an adrenaline rush, knowing you’re an essential part of someone’s oral health journey.
Why Dental Assisting is the Perfect Fit for You
So, you might be wondering, “Why should I choose dental assisting?” Well, let me share some compelling reasons why this might be your perfect career fit:
A Smile is Worth a Thousand Words
Have you ever experienced the warmth of someone’s smile after you’ve helped them? As a dental assistant, you get to witness this every day! By contributing to patients’ oral health, you’ll make a significant difference in their lives, boosting their confidence and overall well-being.
One of our graduates who has now been in the field for many years told us, “Every day, patients come in feeling nervous about their procedures. Taking my classes with the Dental Staff Institute gave me the confidence right from the start to handle it. In my very first week, I had a patient that was literally crying in the chair. I took the time to chat with her and explain the procedure before the doctor even came in the room. Seeing her smile and relax once the treatment was finished was incredibly rewarding not to mention the satisfaction at my job.”
We hear stories from our grads that have been in the field all the time. Many were in retail or childcare, or food service before they decided to change careers. Once making the move, they all say that they’d never look back.
A Dynamic and Rewarding Profession
Dental assisting is far from mundane; every day brings unique challenges and opportunities to grow. From assisting with routine cleanings to complex procedures, you’ll constantly be expanding your skills and knowledge.
And the best part? The dental field offers room for career advancement! Many dental assistants pursue specialized certifications, like sitting for their Dental Assisting National Board, certifying for coronal polishing or advanced lab procedures, becoming an orthodontic assistant, a dental hygienist, or even a dentist. The sky’s the limit!
The Perks of Joining Our Dental Assistant School
Now that you’re intrigued by the idea of becoming a dental assistant, let me tell you why our dental assistant school is the best place to kickstart your career:
Learn from the Best in the Business
Our school is home to experienced and passionate instructors who are dedicated to your success. They’ll mentor you, imparting their wisdom and real-life experiences to shape you into a skilled dental assistant.
A 2010 grad said “My instructor’s guidance and encouragement helped me overcome many challenges when they came up over the years. Dental assisting is cool because every day is different but that also means you are always learning. They became a valuable mentors throughout my career and I am still in touch with them as well as Dr. Malz like thirteen years later.”
Cutting-Edge Training Facilities
You know how superheroes have the best gadgets? Well, at our dental assistant school, we take pride in our state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll get hands-on training with the latest dental equipment in a working dental office, ensuring you’re fully prepared to tackle any dental task.
Your Success is Our Priority
We don’t just teach and forget about you. At the Dental Staff Institute, we are committed to your success even after graduation. Our career assistance will help you find the perfect job opportunity, and our strong alumni network will be there to support you throughout your journey.
Life as a Dental Assistant: More Than Meets the Eye
So, what’s a typical day like for a dental assistant? Let’s take a sneak peek behind the scenes:
Your day begins with setting up the dental operatory, ensuring all instruments are sterilized and ready to go. Once patients start arriving, you’ll greet them with a warm smile and make them feel comfortable. You might take X-rays, prepare dental materials, and assist the dentist during all kinds of procedures.
Working as a dental assistant allows you to interact closely with patients, forging strong connections along the way. You’ll learn their stories, their fears, and their triumphs. Being a source of comfort and reassurance is one of the most fulfilling aspects of the job.
Unlocking Your Potential: Advancing in Your Dental Assisting Career
Now that you’ve settled into your dental assisting role, you might be wondering what lies ahead. The good news is that the dental field offers ample opportunities for growth and advancement.
Continuing Education for Superhero Strength
To become a true superhero in dental assisting, consider pursuing continuing education and specialized certifications. Whether it’s in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, or dental radiography, advanced training will make you a valuable asset to any dental practice. We welcome many of our students come back once they have become a DA level 2 to take some of our advanced courses.
Up, Up and Away…
The dental field is vast, and your dental assisting experience can serve as a springboard to other exciting careers. Over the last fifteen years, we have seen our dental assistant grads choose to become dental hygienists, while others explore the world of dental laboratory technology, dental product sales, or dental office management. Some even go on to become dentists.
Joining Our Dental Assistant School Community
One of the most significant benefits of joining the Dental Staff Institute is the sense of community you’ll find. You’ll bond with fellow students who share your passion for dental assisting. The friendships you build during your time at our school will last a lifetime. Charlotte is growing by leaps and bounds and there is a huge need for well-trained assistants. Our school has a great reputation and our graduates often find other alumni in the offices they hope to join.
Ready to Take the Plunge? How to Get Started
Are you ready to embrace your inner superhero and embark on a fulfilling career as a dental assistant? Here’s how you can get started:
- Reach Out to Us: check out our website at www.dentalstaffinstitute.com to learn more about our programs and admission process.
- Do Your Research: We want you to be informed so the more information you have, the better. We know the more you find out, the more you will see that our school offers the best program in the Charlotte area.
- Submit Your Application: Take the first step and submit your application. We’re excited to welcome you to our dental assistant family!
Becoming a dental assistant can truly transform your life. It’s an opportunity to make a positive impact on others, grow personally and professionally, and be part of a supportive community. So, if you’re eager to begin your journey into the dental world, don’t hesitate to take that leap of faith.
We can’t wait to see you become a dental assistant superhero!