Dental care is an incredibly rewarding and satisfying career. It's a fast-paced job that offers something new every day, and it's a joy to help patients smile again. There are many reasons why dental assistants love their work, from the flexible schedule to the practical coursework and affordable tuition. It's even possible to buy a house with the salary earned from this profession!The program is designed to give students the knowledge they need to succeed in the field.
In just 10 weeks, they learn everything they need to know and can even get their first job before the program ends. It's amazing to go to work knowing that you're going to change someone's life. Plus, it's a great way to boost your self-esteem and gain a new perspective on life. As dental professionals, dental assistants play an important role in patient care. They create relationships with both their patients and co-workers that last for years.
Even though it's a job, dentistry is a way of life. Dental assistants enjoy the freedom to move around and interact with many people, performing a variety of tasks from helping dentists with procedures to processing x-rays. Dental offices tend to be clean, safe and upbeat work environments. If you enjoy working with people, dental care may be the right professional option for you. You'll get to meet people from all kinds of different backgrounds and help them with their oral health. In this module, students will learn about tooth decay (bacterial infection, the tooth decay process, importance of saliva, tooth decay intervention), periodontal disease (causes, types, description, signs and symptoms), preventive dentistry (education, early dental care, sealants, fluoride, plaque control), nutrition (healthy habits, patient education) and oral pathology (oral soft tissue diseases).
Some dental assistants love more surgical environments and dedicate themselves to oral surgery or periodontal offices. A career in dental care has many benefits such as strong job prospects, pleasant work environments, relatively short training and career advancement opportunities. However, there are some disadvantages too. The least pleasant aspect of being a dental assistant is dealing with unpleasant odors or sights. But if you can handle it or get used to it, you may have a very pleasant career ahead of you. For these reasons, dentists are expected to hire more dental assistants to meet the growing demand for dental care.
If you're interested in helping people and making important personal connections on a daily basis, short-term dental assistance training could be the right path for you. Not only do they help the dentist during treatment, but dental assistants also enrich the lives of others by taking care of their oral health. In this module, students will complete the seven-hour course review and take the subsequent exam conducted by the Columbus Dental Society necessary to apply for state certification through the Ohio State Dental Board.