When we brainstormed our idea for this program, we wanted to ensure that our students could keep their job working in the dental office they love. We also wanted to ensure that students new to the dental industry could be placed into a dental office while taking our program.
To date, we have enrolled students that currently work in a dental office, and others who don't. We assist our learners in finding a dental office placement for either employment or volunteer hours (minimum of 14-hours per week). This is a win-win for the employer and the student! Our students are employed within the dental office while learning the dental assisting curriculum in the program. It is designed to compliment a work schedule, so that students can maintain a work-life balance. Feedback from the dental community has been incredible, as employers from remote areas (and larger cities) get to keep their staff while they gain their certification (primarily online).
Is your office looking to mentor a dental assisting student?
Are you a student looking for a 'work integrated learning' opportunity?