Career Essay: A Career As A Dental Assistant

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I was able to experience some pretty amazing things that caught my attention before knowing I wanted to become a dental assistant. I never truly understood what all is involved in the dental world until I found myself in it and learned the importance of it! It takes great patience and understanding! But at what point did I really realize I wanted to do it? What got me hooked? Growing up I can’t say I ever knew right off the bat I wanted to work in the dental industry. I wanted to be a soccer player or an artist of some sort. I have a very big extended family with awesome careers. Which kind of got me thinking, what do I really want to do? Two of my uncles and one of my cousins are dentists. So of course they were talking to me a lot suggesting the dental field. One of my mom's very good friends is also a Dental Hygienist and she has been working in the field for years. She got to talking to my mom about this Volunteer Dental Project she has been going on every year for about 5 years. The project was called Great Shape/1000 smiles and took place every year in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. My mom is not in the dental field but quickly decided she would go and help out with tasks you did not need any in depth dental knowledge for. I was a senior in high school and the time in need of a senior project. What better project to do then volunteer to help people. So next thing I know I was invited to go and found myself in Jamaica teaching little kids how to brush…show more content…
I came home and finished high school at Juanita in Kirkland, WA. I then went on to Lake Washington Technical College and entered the Dental Assisting program with a friend. The program was absolutely amazing. You are able to get hands on learning with patients to prepare you for the real world. You were offered so much support from your teachers and everyone involved. All of us stuck together and got each other through it. I enjoyed the

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