About Our Course
The job opportunities for trained Dental Assistants are quite good in today's marketplace. While no one can guarantee job placement, the dental profession is currently facing a shortage of trained dental assistants. If one examines the want ads for dental assistants, the majority require experience.
Following your training, you will have the confidence and skills necessary to apply for these positions. Along with your diploma, we will give you a letter of recommendation and a summary of your training experience.
Part of your training will involve the Job Interview itself, how to prepare for it, how to dress, what to say, etc. So often jobs are lost during the first five minutes of the interview. We feel it is important to train you in this area as well so that you will stand out from the rest of those competing for that position.
Additionally, many doctors call our office asking for a list of our recent student graduates. We also inform our current class of any doctors needing Dental Assistants so that they may apply directly for the position. Many of our students have obtained jobs as Dental Assistants even before finishing the course.
The starting pay scale for experienced Dental Assistants is considerably higher than non-experienced and most offices will not even consider hiring anyone without experience. We are often asked what a graduate from our course can expect to make in their first job. The answer depends on the individual office. Offices in a metropolitan area generally pay higher salaries that those in suburban areas. Graduates of our course can expect to start well above the pay scale of those with no experience.
A certificate will be awarded at the successful completion of the course. This, along with the letter of recommendation, will allow you to compete for those jobs requiring experience.
All supplies, materials, teaching aids, books, class notes, etc., are supplied at no additional charge. There are no hidden costs beyond the tuition for the course.
Our course is unique in that it is the only one taught in an actual practicing dental office. You will learn the state-of-the-art methods in assisting. We have years of experience in teaching people the art of dental assisting and constantly update our course as techniques and the profession changes.
The course is given two times a year-spring and fall semester. Courses are held on Saturdays, for ten weeks per session starting 8:00am until 5:00pm with an hour lunch break at noon. Please check our website at www.dentalcareersnorthshore.com for further questions or clarifications and download the necessary forms. Our students who have made the effort to master the skills and study hard to gain the knowledge, have had little problem obtaining positions in the dental profession as chair side assistants.
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