by Dr. Jason Lewis, DDS, FAGD
Bartram Dental Center
Being a professional Dental Assistant is a great choice if you’re looking for a new career or just starting fresh out of school. It’s a unique career in the fast-paced and rewarding health care field —no two days are ever the same! If you’re interested in helping people, and making important personal connections daily, then becoming a Dental Assistant may be a great choice for you, and Bartram Dental Assisting School (BDAS), housed at Bartram Dental Center can help you.
Why choose Dental Assisting as a career?
1. DEVELOPING CONNECTIONS
Often, we find jobs “unfulfilling” – leaving you feeling like you are not making an impact. Working as a Dental Assistant, you’ll quickly realize your importance. Patients rely on you for compassion, expertise, and friendliness when they’re nervous. A knowledgeable, welcoming smile can make a huge difference in a patient’s visit. The Dental Assistant is often one of the most trusted persons in the office.
2. LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES
With the Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification awarded from BDAS, you can secure a great job in any type of dental practice. Do you like doing different things every day? General dentistry is a great option. If you prefer routine and thrive on structure, a specialty office might be a good fit. The wonderful thing is that you have options and can always change as you grow in your dental assistant career.
3. CAREER OPTIONS
Once you have the experience of assisting, other dental-related careers become available. Some choose to sit chairside their entire careers because they love the patient interaction. Others move to the administrative side of dentistry. You could even decide to become a hygienist, dental sales representative, or an equipment trainer that travels the country!
4. DENTAL ASSISTANTS ARE IN DEMAND
Need for Dental Assistants is projected to grow 19% through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those with Dental Assisting certificates during the next several years can be very selective about where they work. That translates into better pay, more benefits, and more respect on the job.
BDAS is your first step to an exciting new career. Our school is operated by practicing dentists and experienced dental professionals in a state-of-the-art dental office. You will gain exposure to a wide range of techniques, materials, and dental knowledge with a focus on the skills you'll need to get your dream job.
Additionally, BDAS is a recognized program by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Board of Dentistry. Upon completion of the program, students earn their Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certification, Florida Dental Radiography Certification, CPR Certification and all required OSHA and HIPAA training.
Each student receives a personalized resume for post-graduation use. We assist with job placement and provide coaching for interview preparation -- questions you'll be asked, what to wear, and discuss the impact of social media while interviewing.
If you are interested in becoming a professional Dental Assistant, please call BDAS at (904) 201-6000 or visit bartramdentalassisting.com.
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