Train to Be a Dental Assistant at Everest College in Largo

Posted Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 by Allen B. Ury

DentalAssistant-TakingX-RayEven if you struggled your way through high school and don’t see a traditional college education in your future, you probably still dream about a career that doesn’t involving flipping burgers, waiting tables or standing at a cash register. You want to do something import with your life. You want a job with status. If you are indeed a high school grad who wants to work in a professional environment with educated people and perform a skilled service in an important, growing industry, consider dental assistant training.

Dental assistants provide valuable support to licensed dentists and help make their practices more efficient. Although specific duties vary from office to office, dental assistants are often responsible for:

  • Preparing patients for procedures
  • Taking new patient histories
  • Preparing and sterilizing dental instruments
  • Taking patient X-rays
  • Assisting dentists during oral procedures

Dental assistants may also be responsible for managing office inventory, cleaning equipment like autoclaves, managing patient records and setting appointments.

Work hours tend to be standard eight-hour days, five days a week. Most dental offices are closed during lunch hours. Many practices offer benefits including health insurance to their employees. Plus dental care shouldn’t be a problem!

Like most professions in the health care field, dentistry is expected to expand significantly as America’s population ages. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts that the demand for dentists will grow nationally by 21 percent between 2010 and 2020.[1] Openings for dental assistants nationally is projected to grow even faster. The BLS forecasts a 31 percent increase over the same 10-year period.[2]

Dental Assistant Training at Everest University in Largo

If you live in Pinellas County, Florida, and are looking for dental assistant training in the Tampa Bay area, consider Everest University in Largo. At Everest in Largo, you can get the academic and practical training you need to compete for entry-level dental assistant positions in less than one year.

At Everest, you will enjoy the personal attention that comes from small classes. You’ll learn by doing in a simulated dental office using real tools of the trade. Your instructors will be former dental industry professionals who know firsthand the demands you can expect to face in the real world. Support from faculty advisors and student ambassadors will be available. And once you graduate, you can get help job hunting from Everest’s Career Services professionals.[3]

About the Largo Campus

Everest University in Largo is situated at 1199 East Bay Drive, approximately two miles west of Highway 19. In addition to one-year career training programs, the campus offers two-year associate and four-year bachelor’s degree programs in a number of established fields, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Computer Information Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal

For more information about Everest University’s Dental Assistant career training program in Largo, contact Everest today!

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.


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[3] Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available to graduates.

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