Career Development Opportunities for Dental Assistants
There is no such thing as a dead-end job in dental assisting. The only ceiling that dental assistants really have in their careers is the one they establish for themselves. At IgniteDA, we want them to see the many available development and leadership opportunities that are out there for them. We’re constantly coming up with tips and learning more from each other as our members share their experiences.
For example, one of the things we encourage dental assistants and dentists to do is to have a conversation about why they first went into dentistry and what it is they love to do. What's that one thing on the schedule that they both know will be a good part of the day? We have found that when dental assistants and dentists talk to each other and learn what they enjoy in common, doors open. Perhaps, they both really enjoy smile makeovers or oral surgery, whatever it might be. These conversations cause doors to open and such opportunities as going to CE courses together. They learn together and maybe even build out the schedule to do more of what they love to do.