Do you find the health industry fascinating? Are you bored of your current career path? Are you looking for a job with flexible hours? Do you enjoy helping people?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, A new career in Dental Assisting may be for you!
Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties in the dental industry. They sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare and lay out the instruments and materials required to treat each patient, and obtain and update patients’ dental records. Assistants make patients comfortable in the dental chair and prepare them for treatment. During dental procedures, assistants work alongside the dentist to provide assistance. They hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients’ mouths dry and clear. They also instruct patients on postoperative and general oral healthcare.
Almost half of Dental Assistants had a 35 to 40-hour work week in 2021. More than one-third worked part time, or less than 35 hours per week, and many others have variable schedules. Some Dental Assistants hold multiple jobs by working at dental offices that are open on different days or by scheduling their work at a second office around the hours they work at their primary office.
A period of on-the-job training is often required of entry level dental assistants even for those who have completed a dental-assisting program or have some previous experience. Different Dentists may have their own styles of doing things that need to be learned before an assist can be comfortable working with them. As dental technology changes, Dental Assistants need to stay familiar with the instruments and procedures that they will be using or helping Dentists to use.
The school, located in Exton, Pennsylvania, is housed in an ultra-modern, operating dental office. State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment is utilized to support the informative lecture sessions and PowerPoint presentations. The instructors are able to teach clinical skills in one of seven patient treatment rooms fully equipped with all necessary instrumentation, providing each student with a complete hands-on learning experience. Students will also benefit from closed circuit clinical demonstrations utilizing digital intraoral cameras and video monitors located throughout the school and in each treatment room. CHCI is proud to offer training in advanced digital radiography, as well as instruction in a variety of topics in Cosmetic Dentistry.
The instructors at CHCI are Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists with many years of actual clinical and teaching experience. They are trained in the most advanced contemporary dental techniques, and are eager to share their knowledge with you. You can be assured that the CHCI instructors will provide you with a wealth of valuable information, and you will quickly discover that they are also compassionate, enthusiastic individuals that will work with you to help you become the best Dental Assistant possible.
Recent studies show that your earning potential increases with your level of education. Although a college education can be a valuable asset, it can be quite costly (sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars) and can take years to complete. At CHCI, we have designed an educational program that is cost effective and can be accomplished in a minimal amount of time. Our fast track course in dental assisting will give you the potential to start your new career and open doors that, before, seemed unimaginable. This may truly be one of the best financial and time investments you will make! CHCI will also work with you to make sure these payments are manageable.
The number one obstacle to getting your foot in the door as a Dental Assistant is lack of experience. Let us show you how to overcome this and help you to find a new career. The experience that you will gain at CHCI will give you the confidence to answer ads and interview in offices that may require experience. Dental offices are always looking for well trained Dental Assistants. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to start a new career in just ten weeks!
Individuals interested in the dental assisting program at CHCI many schedule a phone call with our enrollment coordinator during which time, any questions they may have will be answered. Optionally students may also schedule an appointment to tour the facility. Following verification of a high school diploma or GED, completion of the Student Enrollment Agreement (which is available online, and will be provided during the meeting), and the submission of a $150 nonrefundable processing fee to CHCI, the student will be admitted to the program.
Our Admissions Director is always ready to answer questions about CHCI. Please call us today to ask any questions and set up your tour. The school tour and interview process is intended to give you the information you need to help make an educated decision to enroll in the dental assisting program at the Contemporary Health Career Institute. We want you to meet the directors and faculty and learn more about the teaching methods that we use to train you in ten weeks for a new career. We hope to meet you soon!