Written by Stacie Ray, DCDS Dental Assisting School Student
Several years ago, I found myself questioning my future. I knew I wanted to be in health care, and I thought I just might have a passion for dentistry; but because I had to juggle working and home life I didn’t think it would be possible. Then one day at my job with a nationwide wellness franchise someone mentioned dental assisting through DCDS Dental Assisting School. I thought that the dental field just might be where I was meant to be.
My main concern about attending a dental assisting school was how to balance school, work and externship hours. After checking around, I chose DCDS Dental Assisting School because I felt that attending this particular school would not only allow me to get a start in the dental field but would also put me in a position that would allow to me to build connections with other dental professionals. The twelve-week program could make it possible for me to get through the craziness at home quickly so I could be focused on my dental assisting career.
My time as a student at DCDS Dental Assisting school was extremely positive. I learned many different types of procedures, saw how a dental office runs, and was able to start building my network of dental colleagues. The instructor was very knowledgeable and encouraging while teaching hands-on skills that we were then able to utilize during externships. We were able to speak with DCDS dentists about their careers and the school staff were very engaged in helping us find employment.
I have found my forever work-home working as a dental assistant for a prosthodontist, with every day a challenging experience. I enjoy the ability to learn more and look forward to continuing my growth as a dental assistant. Most of all, I love working with the patients!
Attending the DCDS Dental Assisting School allowed me a career which will support my lifestyle and broaden my knowledge of dentistry. Enrolling there allowed me a patient-facing experience where I was learning from experienced professionals, which was a huge benefit. After my positive experience at DCDS Dental Assisting School, my two daughters decided to enroll there as well! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a passion or desire for dentistry.