If you’re a compassionate people person and love helping others, the Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Dental Assistant program at BTI may be right for you. Healthcare is a rapidly growing industry and those with an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Dental Assistant are in high demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of jobs for Dental Assistants will grow by 19% from 2016 to 2026.* That’s much faster than the national average! Join the many other students from Reading, Wyomissing, Birdsboro and Lititz who are on their way to becoming Dental Assistants.
Dental Assistants work closely with Dentists and patients to make sure patient charts are accurate and that dental procedures are completed in a safe and timely manner. As a Dental Assistant you’ll be responsible for:
Dental Assistants are a vital part of any dental office. They are often the first person patients speak to while awaiting their procedures and make patients feel comfortable by answering their questions. Because of this, this career is great for people who enjoy working with others and making people feel at ease.
Our Dental Assistant labs include all the equipment a student will encounter in a real-life working environment to ensure students have the ability to begin building their skills from day one at BTI.
At BTI, our goal is to make sure you have the skills, knowledge, and experience to graduate and start a career as a Dental Assistant. In order to make sure you are properly prepared, we have created a unique program that blends classroom instruction with real-life work experience. Our instructors will help you master the core Dental Assistant education requirements while our externship program will provide you with weeks of hands-on experience in a dental office. Here is just a sampling of what you’ll learn in our Dental Assistant program:
Toward the end of the Dental Assistant program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a 300-hour externship where you will work with patients and hone your skills in a real-life work environment. During the externship, you’ll work closely with other Dental Assistants to practice the skills and concepts learned in class. Not only is this a great way to gain insights into your new career, but it also provides you with a chance to network with people in your field that can create job opportunities in the future. Did we mention that it also looks great on a resume?
A new career is just a phone call away. When you contact us, our Admissions Representatives will assist you through every step of the enrollment process. We’ll help you complete the online application and more. Give us a call at 866.481.9301 to start your new career or click here to request additional information about our career-focused education.* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants,