Dental Assisting is a Rewarding Career

Dental assisting is a wonderful career choice with so many opportunities for growth. Oftentimes, we get students who are bored with their jobs – sitting at a desk, making phone calls all day, working nights and weekends with no end in sight. We get students who want something hands-on and fast paced, something rewarding where they can truly feel like they made a difference each day. Insert: dental assisting.

What is Expected from a Dental Assistant?

Dental assistants are busy bees, always multitasking, from the moment they walk in the door until they leave, they aren’t many dull moments. If you are a people person and like to build rapport and make people feel comfortable, this may be the career choice for you. In addition to all of these great qualities of a dental assistant, they are so many ways to work your way up the ladder, or advance within your career.

What Kind of Skills Will You Learn as a Dental Assistant?

Specialty offices are one way to grow. Whether you assist in surgeries at an oral surgeon or periodontist’s office, or learn how to change bands and wires at an orthodontic office, there are lots of different types of specialty offices to help increase your skills and knowledge. Another way to advance in the profession is to do more schooling. Dental hygiene and EFDA are options that a lot of our students end up doing. A dental hygienist does cleanings and can even administer local anesthesia (getting patients numb). Besides becoming a dentist, dental hygiene is the second longest career path in dentistry. An EFDA places fillings in the tooth after the dentist drills out the cavity. This is a great option if you are looking to expand upon dental assisting but want a shorter career path. You can apply to EFDA school after being a dental assistant for 2 years and once accepted, the program is 7 months long. You must be state board certified prior to applying to become an EFDA.

A Rewarding Career in Dentistry

If you plan to stick with dental assisting for the long run, you can become state board certified and take additional CE courses to expand your knowledge and be able to do more chairside. This also helps increase your hourly rate. Dentistry is one of few healthcare professions that you can make it what you want – whether working part-time, full-time, working in a specialty office or continuing with school to go all the way and become a dentist and practice owner, the wheel is yours to take!

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Alania Belcher
Alania Belcher
2023-12-09
I really enjoyed my time with CADA! The instructors were so helpful every step of the way!
Machaellah Blankenship
Machaellah Blankenship
2023-12-08
This class has been beyond amazing! I have enjoyed being part of CADA! Allison has always been available to help with any questions you have about anything. If you want to purse a career in the dental field, go to CADA!
Fatoumatta
Fatoumatta
2023-08-27
CADA is a great school! Allison and Chasity are so amazing they always ready to help students.Will definitely recommend CADA.
Djenaba T
Djenaba T
2023-08-26
Amazing, knowledgeable instructors! I learned a lot and feel prepared to start working.
Salma Mohzar
Salma Mohzar
2023-08-26
So glad I chose CADA to start off my dental assisting journey! Informative program and the instructors want you to succeed. Definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a CDA.
Melanie M
Melanie M
2023-08-26
Sooo glad that I could find this school, they gave me beyond my thoughts, if you’re interested in dental field I highly recommend this course, from my experience I even got my first job as a DA before graduation!!!
Shivani Patel
Shivani Patel
2023-08-26
I learned a lot from this program about dentistry… Thank you so much to Allison and all teachers who teach me..
Jazz Smith
Jazz Smith
2023-08-26
The teachers are really helpful
Reagin Anderson
Reagin Anderson
2023-08-26
This program is awesome! The instructors are always willing to help and give you all the information needed to be successful in your assisting career. If you’re thinking about applying do it!
harmony janae
harmony janae
2023-08-26
I highly recommend this program for anyone interested in the dental field, you learn so much & leave the program feeling very prepared for a career in assisting.