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Heald College


IS A CAREER AS A DENTAL ASSISTANT RIGHT FOR ME?



Dental Assistants provide care and comfort to people with dental care needs. They're good with their hands and work well as a part of a team.




If the following qualities describe you, Dental Assisting might be a good program choice:




  • Good manual dexterity.

  • Team player.

  • Reliable, responsible.

  • Respectful of confidentiality.

  • Work well in a fast-paced environment.

  • Get satisfaction from helping others.




WHAT'S THE JOB OUTLOOK?


Dental assisting is expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through the year 2012. This growth is fueled by an increasing population and greater retention of natural teeth by middle-aged and older people. As dentists' workloads increase, they are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks, so they can devote their time to more complex procedures.




WHAT WILL I DO WITH MY EDUCATION?


Graduates of Heald's Dental Assisting program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of settings, including general and specialty practices, dental clinics and hospitals, armed forces dental facilities, dental supply manufacturers, and insurance companies. You'll succeed in positions, such as Dental Assistant, Chairside Assistant, Dental Receptionist, Dental Secretary-Bookkeeper, Office Manager, Dental Supply Salesperson, or Dental Insurance Specialist.




Receive hands-on experience in fully equipped labs:


  • ning rooms with dental chairs.

  • Digital radiography equipment.

  • A dark room for dental x-ray development.

  • Sterilization and materials labs.






School name:Heald College
Address:350 Mission Street - San Francisco
Zip & city:94105 California
Phone:415-808-3000
Web:http://www.heald.edu/programs/dental_assisting.htm
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