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Career Services: Dental Assistant

Career Services Department

Seacoast Career Schools is more than just a training school. At Seacoast, we want to help you succeed in developing a career that is meaningful to you. Our Career Services Department is there to help you take the steps necessary to conduct an effective job search and develop the kind of career you want.

Our Career Services representatives can help you with these steps toward your new career:

  • Writing an effective resume that brings out your strengths
  • Navigating the job search process
  • Making connections with people in your chosen career field
  • Practicing successful interview techniques
  • Improving your professional communication skills

At Seacoast, we are there to help you every step of the way as you get your new career started. Read more about our Career Services Department.

Gaining Hands-On Experience for Your Resume

When you are looking for dental assistant positions, having real hands-on clinical experience looks great on your resume. At Seacoast, the dental assisting program requires that each student complete an externship. This means that you are placed in a real dental office setting where you can apply the theory and clinical skills that you learned in the classroom. This real-world experience can improve your skills, enhance your resume, and build your confidence before you even apply for your first job.

Getting Certified as a Dental Assistant

Dental assistants are not required to be certified, but certification can improve your job prospects, job security, and opportunities for advancement. At Seacoast, our Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare students for the following certifications:

Your instructors and Career Services representatives will talk with you about certification as you get closer to graduation. In most cases, certification exams are offered at an off-campus site, and the graduate is responsible for the cost of the exam. Remember, getting certified is worth the effort! A certification that is recognized nationwide will show prospective employers that you are serious about your career.

Our Graduates Say It Best

Graduate: Tina Sarette
Name of Program: Dental Assistant
Campus: Seacoast/Manchester, NH

“Graduating from Seacoast Career Schools was one of the best things I have ever done."

“Graduating from Seacoast Career Schools was one of the best things I have ever done. I was a stay-at-home mom for 14 years. When my husband lost his job and was unable to get another one, I knew I needed to do something. I researched on the computer and looked in the paper to see what kind of jobs were still out there. I continually saw dental assisting jobs in the paper, and I read that dental assisting was listed as one of the careers in demand. I enrolled at Seacoast in Manchester, NH, not knowing that I had found a career that I was going to love.

“The program fit into my life well. Other dental assisting programs in the area took at least two years to complete, and required more prerequisites. I needed an accelerated program that I could do in a year. My husband had to go overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan to work in order to keep up with our mortgage and pay our bills. He was over there for a year and a half. I loved the classes and everything I was learning at Seacoast. I did well and maintained a 4.0 grade point average through the entire program.

“When I started at Seacoast, I had an idea that I wanted to specialize in orthodontics. My son had had braces and was treated by Mehan Orthodontics. I had researched this office and knew that was where I wanted to work when I graduated from the program. After I graduated, I went to Dr. Mehan’s office and asked him if I could shadow at his office. That was three months after I graduated, and after a short time, I was offered a job. I love what I do and I am glad that I went to Seacoast and did the Dental Assisting program. My husband is home now things are a lot better than they used to be.”

What Tina says about Seacoast: “I love what I do and I am glad that I went to Seacoast and did the Dental Assisting program.”

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