If you’d like to work in dentistry, then why not consider studying the Dental Assisting certificate program at our Carrington College Mesquite, TX campus. Our fresh approach to dental assisting training enables our students to get hands-on experience through a mix of classroom and lab sessions; it also gives them the opportunity to build their confidence during a clinical externship in a real-world dental care environment here in Mesquite, TX.
Dental Assistants work side by side with dentists, helping them to perform dental procedures and oral examinations. They also provide post-operative care and educate patients in oral health, as well as undertaking a variety of office based tasks in settings like hospitals, dental offices and clinics in Mesquite and around the country. There are several great reasons to attend Dental Assisting classes at Carrington College in Mesquite, Texas, here are just 3:
- Students gain an understanding of clinical, laboratory and administrative responsibilities
- Our Mesquite dental assisting faculty teaches via a mix of classroom and lab work,
- Hone your Dental Assisting skills and build your confidence in a clinical externship in Mesquite
Dental Assisting schools in Mesquite, TX?
Dental Assisting is forecast to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the country over the next few years*, so if you’re looking for a dental assisting training program here in Mesquite, you should consider the Carrington College Dental Assistant certificate program.
Our students can learn their new skills through a valuable combination of formal classroom work, take impressions and create teeth moldings at our Mesquite, TX campus, mentored and coached throughout by our friendly, knowledgeable faculty. Before graduation, Mesquite students have the opportunity to experience a real-world externship in a local clinical environment. Graduates are awarded a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting and should have the skills and the confidence to:
- Perform the chair-side duties expected of an entry-level Dental Assistant
- Take X-rays
- Perform Coronal Polishes
- Display your skills in critical thinking, information management, personal and professional development, communication skills, respect and responsibility
Our Dental Assisting program takes an extra step for your success
Carrington College’s Student Resource Advocates and Career Services personnel have teamed together to teach students the fundamentals of entering the Dental Assisting workforce. Our new +120 program offers an extra 120 hours of instruction on topics such as resume building, improving memory, emotional intelligence, career pathways, portfolio presenting, and how to accept/reject job offers in addition to the DA curriculum. Contact your campus registrar for exact days and times.
Not just helping students, but the environment too
Our Dental Assisting certificate program at our Mesquite campus has all the hands-on equipment you need to get your education. There’s also something else we provide at our campus: an energy-saving environment. That’s right; our new facility has numerous features that save energy while educating students at the same time. These include:
- Recycling bins throughout the campus
- Water reduction plumbing fixtures
- Water efficient landscaping
- Educational information on how to go green
- Access to public transportation
- Bicycle storage and changing rooms
Carrington College hopes students learn from our efforts in helping the environment and pay it forward by educating others.
Listen up Mesquite! Dental Assisting is growing!
Dental Assisting is forecast to be one of the fastest growing healthcare occupations over the coming decade. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.* Our Mesquite Dental Assistant program prepares graduates for the Registered Dental Assistant exam; completion of which results in the Texas RDA license.** Classes will be enrolling soon, so now is the time to discuss your options with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative.