Get to Know our Dental Assisting Program, with our Featured Student Spotlight Series

Are you interested in training for a career as a dental assistant? If so, High Desert Medical College offers an excellent training program that can be completed in as few as 34 weeks! At HDMC, you’ll find a focused career training program, achievable in a short amount of time, and designed to prepare you with the competitive skills you need to confidently enter the job market. Why should you choose HDMC for your career training? Students come to HDMC for a supportive community culture, practical, skill-based training, and career placement assistance. Check out this installment of our Student Spotlights series, featuring HDMC Dental Assisting student Bianca Rangel, to learn more about HDMC, our 34-week Dental Assisting diploma program, and why so many students just like you choose HDMC for their healthcare career training. Get to know us better, with this edition of our Featured Student Spotlight Series.  

Bianca Rangel, Dental Assisting program, HDMC Bakersfield

Bianca Rangel is a student at HDMC Bakersfield in the Dental Assisting program. Bianca says HDMC was the right choice for her because she knew at HDMC she would receive the care and guidance she needed as she pursued her new career. Bianca says, “I chose High Desert Medical College because of the welcoming feeling when calling for the first time. HDMC made me feel that it did not matter how scared or confused I was of this new chapter in my life, they would be there all the way to help me and guide me in whatever I needed.” Like many HDMC students, Bianca desired a better career and a better life, but as a working mother, she already had a full plate. HDMC’s flexible schedules and welcoming environment made it the right choice for her. Bianca says, “HDMC offered a schedule that worked perfectly with my schedule. As a full time mother, wife and employee I needed something that would fit into my busy schedule and my pm class Monday to Thursday was the perfect fit.” 

Bianca was nominated for the Student Spotlight by her Bakersfield instructor, Adriana Mendoza. Chosen for her dedication, work ethic, and positive attitude, Mendoza says she is confident that Bianca will go far in her chosen career path. In her nomination, Mendoza wrote: “I would describe Bianca as Hardworking, Dedicated and Sincere. Bianca is a mother of three, a wife and has a full-time job where she drives out for 45 minutes daily and begins her shift at 4:00 AM! Despite the sacrifice of her long daily commute to work and the early starts she always shows up to class with a smile on her face. She is always positive and very sincere.”

At HDMC, Dental Assisting students like Bianca learn to perform important administrative and clinical tasks to support dental offices. Students learn dental practice office management, dental assistant procedures, chair side assisting, dental anatomy, radiography and imaging. HDMC’s Dental Assisting program can be completed in as few as 34 weeks, and graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Dental Assisting diploma and an X-Ray certification, and are prepared to test for relevant industry certifications, such as through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).

With the support of HDMC’s Career Services department, graduates of the program enter the job market with confidence. The Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance. While HDMC cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, HDMC instructors and Career Services staff consistently seek to assist students with employment opportunities prior to and after graduation. At HDMC we are committed to offering both a quality educational experience, and individualized job placement assistance, so graduates can utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained to successfully enter their chosen career fields.

Students like Bianca choose HDMC for their Dental Assistant training because HDMC offers a focused Dental Assisting training program that can be achieved in a short amount of time, a supportive community culture, and hands-on competitive skills training to prepare graduates for the reality of their future careers. If you are ready to take the next step towards your dental assisting career, High Desert Medical College is here to help you make it happen! Why should you choose HDMC for your dental assisting training? With HDMC, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you need to enter the healthcare field with confidence. Call 888-633-4362 or click here to get started today!


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