My experience with the National Dental Academy (NDA) was nothing but enjoyable. Not only did I meet some very cool girls during class, but my instructor was dedicated to making our 10 weeks fun and a good learning experience. I think NDA gave me a great foundation for what I needed to know for my job. Each lesson went into depth and prepared you for what’s to come. The enrollment process was so easy, I almost couldn’t believe it! My instructor was amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am right now without her! Not only did she genuinely care about her students, but she never stopped explaining and reiterating things we needed to know until it stuck. She was very hands on and did an awesome job.
I found a job two weeks prior to graduating! My office I work for was aware of the NDA and knew what I’d know right when I started and they were more than happy to have me! To anyone thinking about being a Dental Assistant, I’d go for it. Not only does it give you a good foundation for the workforce, but it’s fun! Happy patients or grumpy patients, it’s rewarding to see them leave the office happy, and it’s your job to make that happen. For new students/graduates, I would apply for any and all jobs that are open and spark an interest. You never know unless you try! So job shadow, apply, ask questions, it’ll all be worth it in the end!
Yes, I would recommend NDA to anyone looking for a career change. It gave me experience and taught me the things I’d need to know. We can never have enough dental assistants!