What kind of a school should you look for when considering a career as a Dental Assistant? Reputation is certainly important. So is the quality of the faculty and curriculum. Location, convenience and flexible class schedules are certainly practical considerations. And let's not forget the availability of educational, lifestyle, career building and financial support.
For the aspiring Dental Assistant living or working northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Everest College’s Alhambra campus has it all.
Reputation: Everest College - Alhambra is part of the Everest career college education system, which includes more than 100 campuses in North America. The Dental Assisting education program at Everest College’s Alhambra campus is approved by the Dental Board of California (DBC), is in compliance with all new regulations, and scores of its graduates currently work in dental offices, clinics and other facilities throughout Southern California.
Quality of Faculty and Curriculum: All instructors in Everest Collegbe – Alhambra’s Dental Assisting training program are former dental assistants, so they know the ins and outs of the industry. The curriculum covers a broad range of relevant topics, including:
- Dental Office Emergencies and Compliance
- Dental Radiography
- Dental Specialties
- Operatory Dentistry
- Laboratory Procedures
- Dental Anatomy and Orthodontics
- Dental Assisting Externship
Coursework is an engaging combination of classroom study and hands-on training in a simulated dental office. Classes are small, which promotes close teacher-student interaction and provides students with lots of personal attention.
Convenience: The Everest College Alhambra campus, located in ZIP code 91803, is easily accessible from the I-710 and I-10 freeways. It offers convenient parking and is close to metro bus routes. It's also convenient to numerous area daycare centers, restaurants and shopping. Class times are flexible to accommodate working students and those with families.
Support: Above all else, Everest prides itself on the support it gives its students at all phases of their education. Everest has Student Finance Planners who help qualified students apply for any needed financing,* help students select programs and course schedules, and provide academic support during their training. The school's Career Services department helps prepare students for job interviews upon graduation and contacts potential employers.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and are considering training to be a professional dental assistant, you owe it to yourself to check out the Alhambra campus of Everest College.
* Financial aid available for those who qualify.