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Dental Assistant Career Training at Everest in Houston
Posted Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 by Allen B. Ury
Dental assistants play key roles in their dental office teams. They’re often responsible for getting instruments ready prior to a dental examination or procedure. They usually are the ones who take patient dental X-rays. They assist dentists during their work by providing various tools and instruments where and when they’re needed. They can also perform many important front office duties such as greeting patients, setting appointments, processing insurance claims, sending invoices and maintaining patient records.
After getting a few years of experience, many dental assistants seek additional training to become dental hygienists so they can assume additional responsibilities and enjoy the increased income that usually comes with them.
If a dental assistant career appeals to you, and if you live in the Houston metro area, you can get the training you need to qualify for entry-level positions in this field at the Houston Greenspoint campus of Everest Institute.
The Everest program is taught by experienced teachers who’ve actually worked as professional dental assistants, so they know the ins and outs of the business. Training includes extensive lab work in a simulated dental office where students can handle and master all the common tools of the trade, including a wide variety of dental instruments and lab equipment.
Everest’s Dental Assistant career training program can be completed in as little as eight months. After that, the schools’ Career Services department can provide help finding local employment opportunities and prepare you for those all-important job interviews.
About the Houston Greenspoint Campus
Everest Institute’s Houston Greenspoint campus is at 255 Northpoint Drive in Houston, Texas (77060). The campus is just south of the intersection of North Freeway (I-45) and Sam Houston Tollway. There’s ample free off-street parking, and the campus is also easily accessible by metro bus. In addition to its Dental Assistant program, Everest’s Houston Greenspoint campus offers career training in Medical Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
For more information on the Dental Assistant program or other career training programs, contact Everest today!