Now what you have decided to start looking into a career as a dental assistant you will want to consider your options for obtaining the education you need to go into your newly chosen field.
There are many options to consider when deciding to go into dental assisting as a career choice. Many city and state level colleges will offer programs to help you start as a dental assistant however one of the more popular methods for obtaining a dental assistant certification is through a vocational or career training school.
Some of the more popular dental training schools are Apollo College which can be found at www.ApolloCollege.edu, Concorde career colleges which can be found at www.Concorde.edu, and also another very popular school is Bryman college at www.Go2BrymanCollege.com
While you can expect to make good money as a dental assistant, some of the schooling to get you started will be an expense that you need to seriously consider and plan for.
During the research that we did when writing this article we found that on average dental assistant school vocational colleges ranged between $2500 and $6,000 to give you the certification that you need to get started right away. A few schools have all expenses included however others do have material fees of up to $2500 which will want to be considered when making your choice an educational institution.
A few schools such as American career colleges www.americancareer.info offer not only dental assistant educations but medical assistant, pharmaceutical, x-ray, and nursing educations all under one roof. One of these type schools might be a great choice for you if you’re not 100% sure that a career as a dental assistant is your final destination. By going to a college or career center that offers multiple medical field positions you will be putting yourself in a great position to see exactly what all of your options are when considering a career in the health industry.
A school such as this also would be a great place to continue your education after receiving your certification a dental assistant, to possibly move up to a dental hygiene position or even possibly continue your education in the future to become a dentist or possibly even an orthodontists.
Starting now and an industry that is growing as rapidly as the health care industry is in today’s world is a great way to insure you will have the skills necessary to maintain an excellent career in the health field.
With the skills you are about to learn as a dental assistant you’ll find jobs are not hard to find if you are skilled and professional at your newfound craft.
There’s a great sense of self-satisfaction to be had in knowing that you’re doing something that helps other people and improves the quality of life for many.
One area to consider if you like children is to specialize in dental practices that cater specifically to children. Specialized practices like this are a great way to carve yourself into a niche area of the market that is always guaranteed to be highly profitable and busy.
Working with children can be one of the most rewarding parts of a dental career and I highly recommend it as a specialty area for anyone considering a career in dentistry that also has a fondness of children.
So whether you’re deciding to go into dental assistant career college as just a stepping stone for a career as a dentist for orthodontist, or if working as a dental assistant is to be your final destination I want to say congratulations on your choice to look into the dental assistant field and may have much success in your endeavors.
Question by plot writer: If I go to community college until i fulfill all of my dental hygiene prerequisites would i then be able to?
finish the rest of my courses for my dental prerequisites at a university and get accepted in a university?? Has anyone done this
Answer by rmconnorsr1
You would be able to usually as long as it is within the same state most credits transfer easily between community colleges and universities. I would look into community colleges that offer a dental hygiene program tho. They are usually cheaper and offer a more extensive program. I would also call a few dentists in the area and ask if there are any colleges they wouldn’t hire from(because they continually turn out bad students). Some colleges say they are fully accredited to pull you in but dont mention the fact that they arent accredited by the ADA(american dental association). These programs are usually shorter and more expensive. You should be going to school where they have a full dental clinic that sees the public on a daily basis and you get hands on experience for about 2yrs.
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Question by Fitness4Life: What processes do you have to go through to become a dentist?
Im interested in becoming one and Im wondering how long u have to go for undergraduate and what courses u have to take. also after youre done with undergad do you go to dental school? and for how long?
Also is it difficult becoming one?
Answer by Jenn
you need to research universities because i’d say it varies somewhat. find a university that offers it and check the curriculum.
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Question by Maggie BR: Dental Problem-I am extremely allergic to nickel and keep an EPI pen with me in case I touch the wrong thing?
I am extremely allergic to nickel and have to keep an EPI pen with me just in case I touch the wrong thing. (Diagnosed 02/01/2008) Last week my dentist called for my regular 6 month cleaning and I advised them of the allergy. I was told at that time they could not accommodate me as a patient. I have called multiple dentists and a dental school and so far no one will accept me for a simple cleaning. They all say the instruments are all metal. What should I do?
Update- I talked to the National Dental Association and they said they can’t help. The only thing they can do is send me a list of dentist that are regestered with them in my area and that is only 2.
Answer by MRose
I would call the office that diagnosed you with the nickel allergy and see if they can recommend you to a dentist. There has got to be someone out there who can see you. Good luck!
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