Extern Today, Dental Assistant Tomorrow

Pacific Dental Services® recognizes that as a dental assistant-in-training, you’ve initiated your journey towards Clinical Excellence. You’ve probably sacrificed quite a bit to get this far. So when you’re ready for that next destination on your journey — your externship — we urge you to choose wisely. Look for practices that will challenge you, practices that are known as champions of education and professional growth.

Where you can roll up your sleeves and hit the ground running, maximizing your experiences at the beginning stage of your career as a Dental Assistant.

That’s where we come in. Pacific Dental Services now offers externship programs tailored to your precise needs in all PDS®-supported dental offices. You’ll have a development plan to follow that will provide structure to your day when working as a dental assistant extern. The development plan will guide you through your externship ensuring you are developing vital skills needed for your dental assistant career.

We put a lot of effort into making our Externship Program a success. While we prefer to partner with schools that are ADA-accredited, we also work with many that are not. We are always looking for dental assistants who want to make a real difference in the rewarding field of modern dentistry and who embrace the idea of a true mentorship. Interested in learning more about being an extern? Please contact us at Externships@pacden.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


The Real-World Classroom You’ve Been Waiting For

PDS externs get the best of both worlds — a real-life “classroom” (PDS-supported dental practices) and seasoned “professors” (first-class dentists/dental teams). Our network of professionals encompasses decades of experience and education in the dental industry and vows to:

  • Provide you with the chance to solve problems and benefit from the rewards that come with increased social awareness and care towards underserved populations here and abroad
  • Assist you in developing clinical efficiency (which leads to patient and practice management)
  • Furnish you with abundant opportunities to work with clinical staff on a broad range of skills
  • Ensure that you gain professional competence and self-confidence in executing your duties
  • Broaden your knowledge and expertise involving research, scientific inquiry and public policy relating to oral health

While countless programs exist for eager dental assistants ready to take their professions to the next level, why not trust your potential to one carved out by an industry innovator and nationwide leader? Just follow your instincts. Your future as you’ve always imagined it beckons…chooses wisely.

STUDENTS: To apply for an externship, please email your resume to Externships@pacden.com.

DENTAL PROGRAMS/EXTERNSHIP COORDINATORS: If you are interested in forming a partnership with PDS, please email us at Externships@pacden.com.

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