Kirstin Rosenbusch

Kirstin Rosenbusch

Dental assistant

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started at a community college taking General Ed courses.
I couldn't pass my math class. I was lost. I wanted a change.
Discovered how I love working with kids and people.
Left the community college and explored other schools with a faster program.
Liked to use my hands.
Found Carington college. Graduated form dental assisting school. Now work in a pediatric office.

Education

High School
Graduate
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill

Career

Dental assistant

I help assist the dentist and work one on one with patients.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Education
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

A great day is a day where you helped a child get over their fear at the dentist and just knowing you accomplish your job in a way of having fun and being fearless. There's no better feeling than that. Also improving on my hand on skills.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I was in a 10 month program of hands on and classroom training. Fabricating temporary crowns, polishing teeth and X-rays and many more duties. Also assisting chairside with the dentist. At the end you go off to a 6 week internship in the office setting.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Anyone of all ages who's looking for a good stable job and to have many job opportunities. For someone who likes to use their hands and wants to learn all different type of skills. For someone who doesn't want to sit around all day and wants to help people out.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

graduate
Graduate
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"My mom kept saying you need a four year degree. You're not going to make anything that can support you. Why do you want to work in people's mouths?"

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues