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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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 37 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

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!

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What are the requirements?

  • A notepad and pen is necessary for taking notes.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Hello and Welcome
The Dental Assistant Career
What experience and certification do I need?
Career Progression
Dental Assistant Duties
Section 2: Becoming a Dental Assistant
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
Section 3: Finding a trainee position or certified course
Classified Adverts
Finding a Trainee Position
Searching for Accredited courses
Some important organisations in the Dental Assistant career
Section 4: Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)
Section 5: Lessons Learned
Main points taken from the lectures

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Instructor Biography

Natasha McDowall, 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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