If you are looking for a career in the healthcare field, you have a lot of options open to you. When choosing an educational path, it’s always helpful to look at the benefits that a particular career might bring you. Here are some of the ways that a career in dental assisting can benefit you, both now and in the future.
Length of Educational Program
If you have many years to devote to your education, then becoming a doctor or a dentist might not be outside the realm of possibility. If your goal is to start working within a few months, however, then you will need to look for a career path that includes a relatively short amount of time spent learning how to succeed.
When you learn how to be a dental assistant at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting, you’ll be ready to work within a matter of months, not years. Our clinical dental assistant program takes just 13 weeks to complete, and that includes training you for your dental x-ray certification.
Once you are a dental assistant, you have quite a few options open to you when it comes to applying for and getting a job. Many of our assistants go on to work in solo or group dental practices. These include general dentistry offices, as well as specialty offices, such as those dedicated to periodontics, endodontics or oral surgery.
Others choose to pursue careers in dental clinics or public health offices. You might also choose to work in a hospital or alongside dental students at a dental school.
Pleasant Work Environment
As a dental assistant, you will work in a clean, relatively quiet environment, in most cases. You will be able to both sit and stand throughout your work day; you are not generally confined to one position or one location. You’ll also have a variety of duties and a lot of people to talk to, so this will alleviate boredom.
Another consideration is that working as a dental assistant can work well with the scheduling challenges of parenthood. Most assistants work daytime business hours, but in some cases, schedules can be accommodated to include evening or Saturday hours as well. Many dental assistants get a day off during the week, because a lot of dental offices are closed on Wednesdays or Fridays.
Great Career Outlook
Finally, as with many types of healthcare careers, dental assisting has a cheery job outlook. Most people are aware of the importance of taking good care of their teeth, and as the population ages, more and more people need dental work such as root canals and crowns. This increases the need for qualified dental staff, including dental assistants.
If you are ready to embark upon a new career path and are considering dental assisting, please contact the Sunrise School of Dental Assisting to get started.
Jaylyn Miller September 5, 2017
Prior to attending Sunrise School of Dental Assisting I had zero knowledge of the dentistry field and what this career choice would have in store for me. I had an awesome instructor, as well as current Dental Assistants at Sunrise, to help guide me and continue to be successful in my career. Everyone has been extremely helpful and I have had nothing less than a great experience. After graduation, I was hired on by Sunrise and couldn’t be more happy with my job and the decision to attend Sunrise School of Dental Assisting! Thank you all!!
Katie Panchak February 17, 2017
If you’re looking into a promising career as a dental assistant, look no further! I recently graduated from Sunrise School of Dental Assisting and couldn’t be happier with the program! This course provided me with all the knowledge and tools that I needed to become successful in my field. Now I am proud to say that after graduation I have been hired on by Sunrise Dental and LOVE my job! Thanks guys!
Madison McCullock January 12, 2017
Sunrise School of Dental Assisting provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to begin my career in the Dental field. The instructors were very helpful and thorough in explaining the lessons and procedures to the class, and also made it a point to provide any additional help/tutoring before/after lessons for students. I enjoyed my experience at Sunrise School of Dental Assisting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to receive the proper education necessary in order to excel in their Dental Assisting career
Ashley Hicks June 15, 2016
At Sunrise they give you the tools you need to become successful as a Dental Assistant. You have smaller numbers in the class, so you are able to have more one on one time with an instructor if needed. It is a fast paced class, but the instructor is willing to meet with you before class time if you need help. It is a good balance between lectures and actual lab time. You have great hands on experience and work with live “patients” (class members) in order to get an actual feel of what it would be like. The team at Sunrise Dental are very encouraging and push you to strive for your best. They also help with shadowing at different offices and even inform you if there are job openings at other offices. I would recommend this program to anyone and know that they would also get the great training that I have received!