Juanita Stafford always knew she wanted to be a dental assistant and Porter and Chester Institute made that dream possible. Juanita loves to learn and loves the science behind good dental hygiene, but most of all, she could picture herself doing it!
Before attending Porter and Chester, Juanita was tired of the same boring job she’d had for years. When she visited the campus in October 2014, she said everyone was so nice that she just had to sign right up! The campus in Canton, Massachusetts was the “perfect, convenient location.” She said that everyone in her class worked well together and felt like she “fit right in with the school.” The best part of all, she got the training she needed with small class sizes and a flexible schedule to work around her busy life.
Now, Juanita has landed her dream job right out of her externship. A dental office in Brockton, MA asked her to start her externship experience earlier than planned to provide extra coverage. They fell in love with her right away and Juanita couldn’t be happier! She has the schedule and work environment she’s always wanted. The small, intimate dental office is the “perfect atmosphere.” She’s had the opportunity to learn on the job, assisting the dentists and hygienists.
Juanita said the staff and instructors at Porter and Chester took the time to give her the tools she needed to not only get started in her career, but to really succeed. She doesn’t know where she’d be without Ms. Doll, Ms. Hicks, and Ms. Marks. Porter and Chester was also a place where Juanita made close friends. At age 26, Juanita can’t wait to see what her future holds! She even hopes to become a dental hygienist by the time she’s 30.
Juanita graduated from the Dental Assisting program in August 2015. You, too, can follow your dreams! Juanita says that no matter what situation you’re in, Porter and Chester can help you every step of the way. She says the “instructors really care” about your success and give you hands-on training to prepare you for the real world. Most of all, they helped her get back into the routine of going back to school. The flexible classes and blended learning style allowed her to adjust easily. She says that attending Porter and Chester Institute and pursuing her dental assisting career was best decision she ever made!
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