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As a dental assistant, you have so many options to grow professionally and expand your career. The biggest challenge you’ll have is figuring out where you want to grow.
If you are seeking a rewarding career in the health industry and would like to keep your period of education reasonable, you may want to explore becoming a dental assistant. This is a great way to begin a career in the dental field, and the training to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is relatively short (approximately 10 months long).
Michelle Schooley has always had a slight obsession with teeth, due to having teeth problems throughout her life. So when a friend raved about how much she loved being a dental assistant, that was all the motivation Michelle needed to enrol in a dental-assisting program during her senior year in high school.
Dental Assistants share their stories on how they came into the profession.
The dental assistant is the most critical link between the patient and the dentist before, during, and after treatment. The person in this position plays a principal role in the successful delivery of treatment.
Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.