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We Proudly Present Dental Assisting Graduate Jacqueline Pinedolbarra
We Proudly Present Dental Assisting Graduate Jacqueline Pinedolbarra

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. This advice, based on a quote from Albert Einstein, inspired Jacqueline Pinedolbarra to begin a career that would prove valuable in her community.1 After enrolling in Rockford Career College's dental assisting program, Jacqueline studied hard, developed her practical skills, and continually reminded herself that her dream was within reach. We are extremely proud of her for graduating and starting a career serving others.

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We Proudly Present Dental Assisting Graduate Branesha Cross
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.

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Meet Our Instructor - Angie Fligge
Meet Our Instructor - Angie Fligge

Angie's dental assistant journey started chairside, where she gained valuable experience and nurtured her love for her work. As her skills and knowledge expanded, so did her desire to learn about all aspects of a dental office. Eventually, she started managing dental offices herself. Realizing how much she had to offer dental assistants of the next generation, she decided to become part of the RCC team. “I love sharing my passion of dentistry to help eager students succeed in their dental education,” says Angie.

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A Day in the Life: Dental Assistant
A Day in the Life: Dental Assistant

What Does a Dental Assistant Do, Exactly?

You don't enjoy the thought of going to the dentist. You don't like the sound of the machines, you find scheduling an appointment to be inconvenient, and you're afraid the dentist might find a cavity. I'm here to help you overcome those fears. As a dental assistant, my job is to make you comfortable and ensure your visit goes smoothly.

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What Dental Assistants Contribute
What Dental Assistants Contribute

When you think of a career in a dental practice, what do you picture? The dentist? The scheduling coordinator? Although all members of a dental practice's team are vital, dental assistants are frequently overlooked. However, their efforts lead to far-reaching effects for the dental practice as a whole.

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Should You Become A Dental Assistant?
Should You Become A Dental Assistant?

Maybe you've heard that dental assisting is a great occupation that does not require a bachelor's degree. Perhaps you have been told that your gentle, caring demeanor would be perfect for the job. What you may not know is that dental assisting is among the most quickly-expanding career fields in the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of dental assistant positions is expected to grow by 38,700, or 11% between 2018 and 2028.1

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