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Become a Dental Assistant: Have a Mobile and Flexible Career

Learn what you need to do in order to become a dental assistant in the USA and start on your journey to certification.
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1,483 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2015
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Understand the two main ways to start a career in Dental Assisting.
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the two main ways of starting a Dental Assistant career.
Identify the main organizations in the Dental Assistant Career.
Choose the best option for starting a career in Dental Assisting.
Understand how to find accredited Dental Assistant courses
Understand how to find Trainee Dental Assistant positions
How to find out about the career requirements in their home state and others
Learn about the type of salaries on offer to experienced and certified Dental Assistants
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  • A notepad and pen is necessary for taking notes.

This course covers what you need to know to become a Dental Assistant and start your earnings journey up to and above $54,000 per year.

If you have trouble deciding on a career, looking for a change, a parent or single parent and need a flexible job with excellent earning potential look no further.

There are no formal qualification requirements for starting as a dental trainee in some states and in the states where formal training is required; this course will show you the best way of obtaining it.

Formal trainingcan take as little as 9 months to complete.

You can be certified and earning in as little as 9 months.

At the end of this course, your Udemy Certificate of completion will be available for download.

You will learn about the two main ways to start a Dental Assistant career, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each, in order to help you decide on which one is your best initial approach.

We will also cover other potential careers which you can move on to once experienced and certified.

Information about; websites, career progression, important addresses and more will be provided.

In the USA Dental Assistants salaries, range from $22,000 - to $50,000+ per year.

Enroll now for this course and get started on the journey to becoming a dental assistant.

At Udemy, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose. Dental Assisting can change your life!

Don't delay, enroll today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to start a dental assisting career in the USA and want to understand a bit more about the profession and requirements
  • Students with no Knowledge or experience of dental assisting and reside in the USA
  • Overseas students who want to move to the USA to start a career in Dental Assisting.
  • Students who have no desire to study Dental Assisting or reside in the USA should Not take this course
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 36:51
6 Lectures 18:51
Hello and Welcome

The Dental Assistant Career

What experience and certification do I need?

Career Progression


Dental Assistant Duties
Becoming a Dental Assistant
6 Lectures 10:16
On-the-job Training

Advantages of On-the-job Training

Disadvantages of On-the-job Training

Accredited Courses

Advantages of starting with Formal Course

Disadvantages of Starting with a Formal course
Finding a trainee position or certified course
5 Lectures 06:44
Classified Adverts

Finding a Trainee Position

Searching for Accredited courses


Some important organisations in the Dental Assistant career
Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
1 Lecture 00:09
Lessons Learned
1 Lecture 00:14
Main points taken from the lectures
About the Instructor
4.4 Average rating
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Course creator and Instructor

Natasha McDowall founded and managed ExceDent Personnel which was in the business of filling locum dental nursing positions at short notice within the UK.

Natasha has worked in dentistry for over seventeen years in the United Kingdom and overseas and has experience mentoring and coaching dental trainees; she is qualified and registered with the General Dental Council UK.

In addition to her years in dentistry she has also completed several courses in business including a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Human Resource Management, Business Administration with the Association of Business Executives UK (ABE) and an advanced diploma in Business Accounting with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

In her effort to contribute to her local community, she volunteered at a local credit union as a credit officer as well as sat on its board of directors.

Natasha's current interests are writing, speaking, teaching, training and research.

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