If you have been thinking about making a career switch to something like dental assisting, you are not alone! This popular field is typically in demand all over the country. No matter where you live or move to, there will always be dental practices that need a compassionate dental assistant to keep the practice flowing smoothly.
Dental assistants are such an integral part of a successful dental practice that they are often beloved by patients and co-workers alike. They are virtual cheerleaders when it comes to boosting morale and keeping patients, dentists, and colleagues happy. A skillful dental assistant helps the dentist move on to the next patient faster and smoothly and assist the rest of their team with patients in their care.
Compassion in any field dealing with patients is a must, and dental assistants are no different. When you work with your patients to get them settled and ready for the dentist, you set the tone for their experience in the office as they receive needed treatment. A happy patient is also one who comes back, again and again.
Not only that, but your advice to the patient based on what the dentist recommends will more likely be followed if they trust you. And let’s face it, a happy patient is one who feels listened to and cared for, and you are the contact person that helps make the rest of the visit enjoyable to your patient.
Additionally, in this time of a global pandemic, keeping your patient and staff safe is more important than ever before. As a dental assistant, you help maintain the equipment and office safety with disinfection, sterilization and helping your patient feel safe in your skilled hands.
At our Dental Assisting Institute In Colonial Heights, Virginia, we will teach you everything you need to know to begin your career in the dental assisting field. With class sizes limited to 12 students, you will learn what you need and get to ask questions for hands-on, personalized training led by our experienced dentist, Dr. Tom G. Schleicher, in a real dental office. By the time you graduate from our program, you will truly know what it takes to succeed as a dental assistant!
Please call 804-526-0231 or visit us today for more information or to apply to our program. We can’t wait to help you on your journey to becoming a successful dental assistant!