Pediatric Dental Assistant School Student Testimonial:
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“I have sent multiple assistants to get their training and certification at PDAS.
I have been impressed with the numerous skills they acquire such as placing rubber dams, taking radiographs, fitting SSCs, fitting bands for space maintainers and even taking impressions. This has been able to free up more of my time and in turn make me more productive in my office.
With their new knowledge base, they are not only more efficient, but also more excited about working with patients. I would certainly recommend PDAS for your dental assistant training! I’m sure that I will be sending more of my assistants in the future.”
Dr. Ida Rose-Mize
“I sent my new assistant to the Pediatric Dental Assisting School and it was one of the best decisions I have made.
She would come back to the office week after week with new skill sets and excited to use them. My assistant, Nichole, would explain to me what she had been taught that week and tell me what she was studying for the following week. It was awesome to see that they made it a learning experience that she was excited about and eager to come put her new skills to work.
It has allowed me to be able to be more productive while she is able to be used more effectively as a knowledgeable assistant. She has also been more successful with helping manage patient behavior so treatment is completed efficiently.
I would highly recommend the Pediatric Dental Assisting School to anyone that wants to gain a well trained and knowledgeable assistant.”
Dr. Michael Frazier, DMD
“I am so pleased with the pediatric dental assistant that I hired immediately after she completed her training from the Pediatric Dental Assistant School.
Brooke came to us through their externship program. I was so impressed with what she could already do that I offered her a position even before the conclusion of her required externship time.
Dr. Haugseth and her instructors provided Brooke with a firm foundation of knowledge that she has been building on every day in our practice. She has demonstrated a strong grasp of dental terminology and anatomy that has allowed her to quickly adapt to our practice.
We are very happy to have Brooke in our practice! She has been a wonderful addition to our team!”
Dr. Faith Bates, DMD
“We have had two PDA students work in our office to fulfill the externship requirement of their program.
Both ladies were very knowledgeable on the practice pediatric dentistry. The students have a solid understanding of the common operative techniques & terms we use in our specialty. We actually went on to hire one of our externs, and she has been a very strong individual on our team for over two years!
We are thankful to PDA for training dental assistants who directly meet the needs of our pediatric dental practice.”
Dr. Anthea Mazzawi, DMD
What would you say was your biggest surprise during all this training?
“How detailed everything is. Small class so have a lot of instructor attention – really helped me learn.”
“Learning the background and knowledge on why certain things are done, learning the information behind it, like the abscess and the mouth ulcers.”
“A lot of one-on-one, able to properly handle stuff, very detailed. I really recommend it because of perfect teachers, nice teachers, that teach you well.”
How does it make you feel now that you have more knowledge and understanding?
“It makes me feel good to know that if a parent asks me a question,I can tell them the answer as to why things happen and I feel confident that I know the answer. I don’t have to ask anyone else – it makes me feel good”.
“My friends ask me questions about their mouth. It makes me feel special that they are asking me. They know that I have the answers.”
“I think that it was a blessing and that it was a very good investment, I am going to my office where I can do more things without them having to teach me or asking my peers and stuff. They can trust me more because of all I learned.”
What made you go into dental assisting in the first place – as a career choice for you?
“Because I always liked the health field, I decided that this would be exciting with many challenges and stuff. When I decided on just kids I thought it would be really fun because each child is different and each one is a whole new surprise. Learning all these things about yourself, all these things going on in your mouth, seeing new things has been great.”
What would you say to someone to convince them to give pediatric dental assisting a try?
“There is more fun in a pediatric office because the kids are very special. They are happy and they just surprise you in a fun way. They are more easy to handle and convince them to do well. Treat them with a little prize when they are finished. I think in a general dental office with adults you have to tell them what is going on, be more sedate -not as much fun!”
“I recommend it because in a pediatric office because it is a lot of fun, every day new challenges and different every day. The kids are lots of fun. Always a happy place. I like it and I recommend it.”
Since you have kids and a family, how difficult was it to take care of them and complete your training? How did your kids feel about you being in school?
“They see it as a very big accomplishment because I never thought I was going to be able to handle so many things – school, job and kids. It shows them everything can be accomplished and that certificate proves it. It has been a Big change in my life.”
“With my kids, I understand how to work with kids, how to talk with children, how they see things, what the right attitude is to work with them, the way they see things. That has helped me a lot in a pediatric dental office because they feel a certain way, I see it from their point of view, help them understand and not be scared.”
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