Imagine a career where you get to help people smile. Sounds rewarding, right? Well, that’s what you get to do every day if you’re a dental assistant.
These skilled professionals work in dentist’s offices, providing support to dentists and assisting patients during their visit.
Dental assistants have many duties. They prepare treatment rooms, handle patient records, schedule appointments, educate patients on how to care for their teeth, and more.
“Dental assistants get to transform lives, develop lifelong relationships and learn every day,” says Nazima Gangani, Dental Instructor at CDI College Scarborough. “Many people enter the profession because they derive great joy in helping patients.”
If you’re interested in becoming a dental assistant, you should consider studying at CDI College in Ontario.
In under a year, you can earn your Dental Assisting diploma, which covers pharmacology, radiography, nutrition, and other key areas.
As part of your training, you’ll also gain valuable real-world clinical experience, so you can put your new skills to the test.
“CDI College prepares students to enter the field by providing up-to-date education that fits their learning style,” says Gangani. “They learn how to assist the dentist during procedures, handle infection control and sterilization, develop x-rays, and much more.”
How can you tell if a career as a dental assistant is right for you?
Gangani claims some of the important traits include being calm, friendly and detail oriented. She also says it helps to have good interpersonal, listening, and organizational skills.