Is the Michigan Dental Assisting School at Bright Side Dental worth it?

Question by : Is the Michigan Dental Assisting School at Bright Side Dental worth it?
It’s a 10 week program. The tuition is $ 3,500 due up front. I’m thinking about signing up for their application for their credit card so I can make monthly payments, but I doubt I’ll get approved. I have my bachelors degree in speech pathology but I only applied to one school for the masters program and I did not get in. I applied to dental assistant jobs that say they will train the right person, but unfortunately, I received no calls. I’m just trying to find a decent paying job so I can move out of my parents house and live on my own. Anyway, they say DA’s make 29-37,000 in Michigan. I have to pay back the money they loan me on their credit card in 18 months at 14.9% interest. I’m not good with numbers and calculations, but should I just apply anyway?

Best answer:

Answer by jannsody
Please be aware that their website doesn’t mention anything about being accredited in any way (not even nationally accredited which is basically worthless 🙂 In addition, the school is NOT accredited by the “American dental association”.

Please also instead consider the more affordable (and usually more reputable) *community college* and/or the *state-public university* (or even the county vo-tech adult school) as long as the program is accredited within the industry. Just an fyi that “American public university” is a for-profit school.

For U.S. colleges (though please still forgo those for-profit schools): http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ

General career info: http://www.bls.gov/ooh and can search.

Before considering dental assistant training, please look through some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers a dental assistant/dental hygiene program or a local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which can be difficult for some to handle.

To search for an accredited dental assistant program: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspx

With regard to moving out, you may be aware, but saving up one’s money is crucial before having enough to get one’s own place 🙂 How about working out a budget of your monthly expenses vs. how much money you have to work with, at this point.

Give your answer to this question below!

Erectile Dysfunction – End It!

Erectile Dysfunction – End It!
Causes & Treatments – Traditional, Natural, Alternative – Encouraging News. Great New Ebook(r) Gives You Tons Of Ways To Beat Ed.
Erectile Dysfunction – End It!

Beat Social Fear
Created By World Renowned Hypnotherapist Steve G. Jones, Beat Social Fear Is Designed To Help You Overcome Social Phobia. This Is An Audio Program Consisting Of 4 Modules And A Self Hypnosis Session.
Beat Social Fear

affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?

Question by Jazmin: affordable dental assistant/hygiene schools near san jose ca?
I live in san jose and have been looking for vocational dental schools/training. dont want any real expensive places like Heald, Carrington, Everest etc. please help!

Best answer:

Answer by jannsody
You’re smart to want to avoid those private For-profit schools such as heald, Everest, devry and Carrington. If the local community college (or county vo-tech adult school for dental assistant) has an accredited program from the “American dental association”, those schools are usually more affordable and reputable.

Before taking pre-req courses for dental assisting or dental hygiene, please look through and peruse some dental textbooks such as those found at the local community college library that offers DA or DH or the local dental/medical school library. Some patients may have severe dental disease which may be tough for some to handle. If you haven’t done some job shadowing, please find out about that as well.

For accredited programs in DA or DH: http://www.ada.org/5500.aspx

U.S. colleges: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ

General career info: http://www.bls.gov/ooh and can search.

What do you think? Answer below!

Lastest Arizona Dental Association News

Glendale, AZ Area Dentist Launches Social Media Sites To Enhance Patient
They work hard to make the dental experience the best it can possibly be. Dr. Yadav is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of Implant …
Read more on DigitalJournal.com

Duke vs UNC Postponement Creates Difficult Stretches For Both Teams As they
4 days agoThe American Dental Association is recommending that parents make their children brush their teeth fluoride toothpaste as soon as their first tooth … 4 days agoAn infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondiil has been discovered …
Read more on University Herald

Alzheimer's study might allow early detection

Alzheimer's study might allow early detection
"Nine of 10 times we could tell when someone was going to develop the disease," said Mark Mapstone, neuropsychologist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the paper published online Sunday in the journal …
Read more on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Achievements: UI faculty, staff, students, and alumni making news
Drs. Julie Holloway, professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, and Anne Williamson, associate professor in the Department of Endodontics, have been selected to participate in the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute. Burns …
Read more on Iowa Now

Bread, cereal drive UK children's high salt diet
Children in London eat an unhealthy amount of salt on a daily basis — with much of it coming from breads and cereals, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. In this London study — so far the largest to …
Read more on Science Codex

American Dental Association Advocates Giving Fluoride To Children Earlier
The move comes in light of the publication of a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association, which shows that fluoride has significant benefits for preventing decay. The study also found that using pea-sized amounts of toothpaste can …
Read more on Cosmetic Dentistry Guide (press release)