Sam has been working in the healthcare industry for 5 years, she lives in Georgia with her husband and 2 dogs. She freelances as a content writer and loves to read about medical trends and share the knowledge around.
Dental assistants enjoy a career that is not only interesting but comforting because of the interaction with patients. Dental assistants are essentially the backbone of dental offices. With tasks such as assisting dentists during procedures, helping patients before, during and after their dental work. Also, performing basic office tasks and teaching patients to maintain their oral health.
Another benefit of the dental care field is that the profession is strong. It is expected to grow for the next few years, offering competitive salaries. For those who are interested in the career as dental assistants, preparation and training, as well as good job search skills are vital.
Strategic planning, and learning how to look for a job as a dental assistant can result in a comforting and lucrative career that can last a lifetime.
Here we have some tips on how to find your first job as a dental assistant:
If you like working with a diverse group of people, helping others and you are good at details and multi-tasking, you probably will like a job as a dental assistant.
Each state has different training and tests needed. Some have no formal requirements. Research and look for the best training as a dental assistant.
Many community schools offer dental assistance programs that only take about a year to complete. Those include laboratories, classes and practice training.
You can obtain these credentials at a school that offers an accredited dental assisting program, recognized by the Dental Accreditation Commission (CODA).
The mission of the organization is to serve the oral health care needs of the public through the development and administration of standards that foster the continuous quality improvement of dental and dental-related educational programs.
CODA-backed programs offer highly recognized training in the field of dentistry to obtain high standards of training.
Highlight all the education you have completed and mention any relevant experience and training you have received in this field.
“I have training oriented to oral care that is efficiently completed with my professional experience obtained in two different dental clinics that stand out for the great professionalism in their performance.”
Talk to the dentist who is going to interview you about why you want to work in this field and why your training as a dental assistant makes you a good candidate for the position they are offering.
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