We Proudly Present Dental Assisting Graduate Branesha Cross
Branesha Cross graduated from our dental assisting program by focusing on the goals she had achieved and not dwelling on her mistakes. Branesha knows how easy it is to remember your shortcomings instead of your successes. However, she decided to remain positive and determined when it came to pursuing a new career. By studying hard, developing her practical skills, and completing an externship, Branesha overcame her doubts and graduated from RCC. “Don't dwell so often on your failures, but always focus on the accomplishments and goals you've achieved personally,” Branesha says.
What You Learn in a Dental Assisting Program
For each graduate highlight, we select three different courses to spotlight. During the program, Branesha took courses such as: Infection Control Measures, Dental Office Administration, Preventative Dentistry, and more.
In these courses, she studied:
• Pathogenic agents, mechanisms of disease transmission, personal protective equipment, and maintaining asepsis around the oral environment.
• Systems for information management, appointment scheduling, recalling, and inventory management.
• Preventative dentistry, nutrition, fluoride therapies, coronal polishing, and pit and fissure sealant placement.
A 160-hour externship in a clinical setting solidified her dental assisting skills. Completing lecture courses as well as practical experience allowed Branesha to become well-prepared for her new career.
How Our Graduate Became a Dental Assistant
Like Branesha, you too could become a dental assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Branesha made all of us at RCC extremely proud with her tremendous effort and perseverance. We are confident in your ability to succeed as well. As Branesha says, “Remind yourself, the struggles we endure each day are to mold us for the person we were meant to become.”
Rockford Career College's Dental Assisting Program at a Glance
Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid program that includes online and on-campus elements
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Job Outlook: 7% increase in the U.S. Projected from 2019-20291
Find out more about our dental assisting program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Don't be afraid to tackle a new challenge and transform into the person you were meant to become.
1 National Center for O*NET Development. Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9091.00 - Dental Assistants. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 21, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9091.00?st=IL&g=Go
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