Before you can really decide if a career in dental assisting is right for you, it’s important to get some insider information about what it’s really like to spend your days working in a dental office.
First of all, it’s important to note that Lost Pines Dental Assistant School isn’t just a bunch of classrooms and lecture halls. We are a fully functional dental office, so when you study here, you’re getting as close to real life experience as is possible. Furthermore, our instructors and advisers have over 10 years of experience in the field.
Even so, this experience is exactly what it’s like to work in dental assisting. So here’s what some of our past graduates have said about their lives working as certified dental assistants
- You will be an integral part of the dental team at any office or clinic that hires you. Each day will be different, because it will bring new patients with new dental issues into your chairs. Dealing with this ever changing environment requires you to have excellent technique as well as interpersonal and organizational skills
- You’ll work a typical 9 to 5 schedule, which means you’ll most likely have nights and weekends off, with holidays as well.
- You’ll be required to work alongside dentists and hygienists as they complete more complicated dental tasks.
- You’ll be the first face a patient sees after being checked-in at the front desk, so you’ll be required to provide a pleasant greeting, inform them about what they can expect from the appointment, and get them ready to be examined by other members of the staff.
Do these details about what it’s like to work in dental assisting make you excited to start your own career? Contact Lost Pines Dental Assistant School today. We can help you enroll in our next open 13-week session.