Having a mentor who can shed some light on an industry is one way you can learn the ins and outs about your chosen career path. While the courses you take will give you the textbook knowledge you need, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to find someone who has or is currently working in the field. While in dental assistant school, you’ll receive hands-on experience to prepare you for the real world, so why not find a mentor who can help guide you along the way? Here are a few ways you can go about picking the right mentor to assist you on your path to becoming a dental assistant.
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March 16, 2019
March 8, 2019
Are you looking for a career that will not only offer perks but provide you with a sense of purpose? The field of dentistry is vast, and even if you don’t desire to be a dentist or orthodontist, you can have a lucrative career by choosing to pursue dental assistant training. Find out why dental assisting was voted a top job and get ready to put yourself on a path to a career you’re going to love.
February 19, 2019
If you have recently received a job offer to work in a new dental practice and said yes, congratulations! Change is good — and if you feel great about this office, that’s a wonderful sign that it’s the right fit for you, too. Whether you finished dental assisting school recently or have been working for years, you may not remember everything you learned during your dental assistant training — including best practices for switching to a new practice. Below, find some top tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible!
February 18, 2019
There is a lot to take in while you are at dental assistant school, from the ins and outs of dental hygiene to snippets of successful business administration and pretty much everything in between. At the end of it, you (and pretty much everyone you talk to about your day-to-day experience) will have learned one thing: never say JUST a dental assistant. Keep reading to learn about why it’s time to eliminate this particular four-letter word from your vocabulary.
January 16, 2019
Never think of yourself as being “only” a dental assistant. The truth of the matter is you are an integral part of a dental practice and your observations and opinions are valuable. Here are three ways that with your dental assistant training you can work to improve the practice your work in.
January 6, 2019
Shazam! Have you secretly always wanted to be a super hero in real life? Well, here’s your chance, and all you have to do is become a dental assistant. In a practice, dental assistants often seem to need super powers in order to get everything done in a day. They may be asked to do a variety of tasks to help patients as well as coworkers. If this career sounds exciting to you, then consider attending dental assistant school. And continue reading to learn about the super powers dental assistants claim.
December 21, 2018
Congratulations! After working hard in the dental assistant program in Lebanon, you landed a job, and now it’s your first day. You set the alarm for the crack of dawn, put on your fun scrubs, have a healthy breakfast and hit the road before rush hour. You arrive at the dentist’s office excited and ready to work. And then… the day begins. Things go from rough to overwhelming, funny to hilarious and embarrassing to humiliating. Was your first day on the job less than perfect? Read on to find out what other dental assistants experienced. Trust us… you won’t feel so bad.
December 12, 2018
If you’ve recently enrolled in a dental assistant program in Columbus, then you may be wondering what it takes to be successful and pass with flying colors. Read on for a few tips.
November 11, 2018
When most people think of working in dentistry, their thoughts naturally turn to jobs in a dentist’s office: a dental assistant, the hygienist, and the business administrator. However, there are other opportunities beyond a dental practice. For example, many people that want a dental career in Lebanon opt to work in a lab where prosthetics are crafted to restore patients’ smiles. Read on to learn more about becoming a dental lab technician and other careers in dentistry.
November 6, 2018
If you’ve begun researching a career in dentistry, then you may have come across two similar job titles: dental assistant and expanded functions dental assistant. Are there similarities? What are the differences? The dental assistant program in Columbus can answer those questions and more. Continue reading to learn about these two important roles in a dentist’s office.