Alberto is a student of Medix College who is studying the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program at the Medix London Campus. He is taking the diploma program and in this review he talks about his experience and why he selected Medix College.
The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in an oral healthcare setting. Intra-Oral Dental Assistants help dentists during examinations and treatments. They also provide direct client care, educate clients on the importance of oral health and perform basic laboratory duties and manage client records.
The Ontario Dental Assistants Association is a certified body and membership association supporting Dental Assistants in Ontario. More than 8,000 Dental Assistants are members.
Dental Assistant graduates from Medix College have recently been hired at Dental Clinics, Private Practices, Hospitals, University Clinics, Public Health Centers and more.
To learn more about the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant Program, click the links above or call 1 866 962 7685.
My name is Alberto R and I'm in the Dental Assistant Program here at Medix College.
Before I came to Medix I was working two part time jobs. It was tough because I was in the kitchen and the other one was a moving company and that's physical work, you're staying late, and waking up early all the time and it starts to just grind at you.
To be honest that's when I start deciding that I want to go back to school and started looking into a different path, an education, and Medix was there. At first I was looking at bunch of different programs, I didn't know what I was going to do, and then I don't know it just kind of came at me when I read the description for the Dental Assistant Program that that would be something I might be interested in and be a good foot on the door to maybe add on to and progress.
Reasons why I chose Medix College was because it's a great location right downtown, it's easy to get to whether you're taking the bus or if you drive there's actually free parking which is a huge benefit for a lot of people. Number two is the teachers, the teachers they really take the time, they dedicate themselves to the students. The classrooms are not that large in numbers, so you know after class it's easy to approach a teacher and say hey I need help and they really do a good job of explaining and reviewing the lesson. In five years I'm hopefully done university and perhaps having my own dental practice for myself.
Something I really enjoy about the Dental Assistant Program is the practical aspect of it. It's a lot of fun you know being in there, seeing the facility, how it spread out all the different chairs, all the different little things that come together, and it makes it feel like a dental office, it's a lot of fun.
What I've enjoyed learning the most about the Dental Assistant Program is all the steps that it actually takes for you to have good dental hygiene, now whether that is brushing or actually just what you eat, those are a million little things in between that I never even took into account, and knowing it now I feel like I want everyone to know it.
So hopefully you can find a program that will make you want to encourage everyone around you to change a little bit of their lifestyle for the better. I have a lot of family support when coming to Medix, they really think that it's a good step for me. Obviously education is number one, no matter what, whether it's that you want to make more money or that you want to actually educate yourself and learn more about a certain aspect of your own life.
I would say that everyone's very supportive. If you are undecided about coming to Medix really take a look at what you want your life to look like in a couple of years, these programs are short, you know you have a diploma after, and you can really do something with that, actually if you didn't have one prior to it. So try to go for that.