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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2022-04-30
This class has been great. The instructors are amazing and Allison is always responsive if you have any questions or concerns. Jerika gave the best lectures, and made studying for the finals fun.
Lourdes R
Lourdes R
2022-04-30
Helps you understand things well & makes lab time fun
katherine konopka
katherine konopka
2022-01-02
The instructors from dental reflections are amazing ! Allison gets you ready for your next step in life
Jaren Kay
Jaren Kay
2021-12-30
Such a great school to learn the basics of dental assisting all the instructors are super helpful and will go out of their way for you. I would def recommend it to anyone who wants to be a dental assistant.
Rene H
Rene H
2021-01-28
I’m so glad I found this program! The small class size made it easier for me to focus and get the one on one help and attention I needed to learn as much as I could! Allison and all of the instructors did everything they could to make sure we would succeed in the field and find jobs. Even after graduation I know I can turn to Allison for questions or advice. If you’re looking for a dental assisting program I couldn’t recommend this one enough!!
Bailey Thomas
Bailey Thomas
2020-05-20
This program is one of the best dental assisting programs in the area! Chassiti and Allison do an amazing job teaching this course and providing all the necessary learning that is needed to be an outstanding dental assistant. They go above and beyond and are always willing to help out, even months after you finish the course. The program is reasonably priced, there is a lot of one-on-one and hands-on experience with the instructors. Small class sizes allow you to really succeed and get any questions answered. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking about doing this program to do it! 10/10!!
Raina Shaw
Raina Shaw
2019-12-14
Going to this program was the best decision I’ve ever made!! The instructors are so awesome and fun to work with and they program is really easy to fit in a schedule. I cannot wait to start my career path all thanks to this program and the lovely instructors.