- May 18, 2017
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Hi, I'm currently doing my pre-dental post-bacc and I work full time as a Clinical Research Coordinator at a prestigious hospital. I was looking to do a part time internship or volunteer work at a dental office to get more experience under my belt before applying to dental schools. I still have about 2 1/2 years before I'm ready to take the DATs and apply to schools. I have not been able to find any part time dental assistant opportunities that fit my current work schedule but I've just been offered a full time dental assistant position that I would stick with until I get in to a school. I want to accept the position but I don't know if it's worth it! I have a good job right now and to leave it for a dental assistant position worries me. But if I don't take this DA position I may miss out on an opportunity to get dental experience under my belt. Currently I have no dental experience so working in this office would help me out big time! What should I do?! And has anyone left their job to become a dental assistant before being accepted into dental school?!