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Mom of 4 at 41 Launches Dental Assistant Career: Aaisha Inspires Us All

By September 15, 2023No Comments
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In celebration of our convocation 2023, and the opportunity for us to finally be together and celebrate in person after three years, we asked our graduates to share their Anderson College experience.

Asking, “How has Anderson College changed your life?” prompted over a hundred submissions … this is one of those extraordinary student stories.

We hope this reflection moves you, as it has our Anderson family, and inspires you to ever embrace the career and life you imagine and, truly, deserve.
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“Education has no limits!” This is a wise saying I have known since childhood but actually realized, when I came to Canada.

When I moved to Ontario in 2019, I wanted to start working immediately but given my background, I was not sure if I would be successful. By the time COVID hit, there was no way to find a job or career that suited my choices. One day I realized that I should look for some courses that may help me to get the right job.

“I decided to join the Intra Oral Level I & II Dental Assistant program; luckily it was offered virtually!”

 

I Googled a few programs, and one was being offered by Anderson College. I clicked on the link which connected me to the admissions office. Megan was kind in helping me to explore all the options and I decided to join the Intra Oral Level I & II Dental Assistant program; luckily it was offered virtually!

“Despite having four kids, I still managed to study and pass all the tests with flying colours because our classes were taught so well.”

 

I started on July 19th, 2021. Our teachers, Manjot and Joanne, helped us in every way from supporting us as we worked on our assignments to helping us as we prepared our presentations. We all belong to different cultures and backgrounds, but Joanne understood every person’s limitation and talent and helped us to become dental assistants through virtual and in-person classes. Despite having four kids, I still managed to study and pass all the tests with flying colours because our classes were taught so well.

I made some really good friends which I am still in touch with. We discuss our professional issues, seek each other’s support, and share as much information as we can. What we learned at Anderson College was to persevere, be helpful and never give up.

“After completing the courses and placements, we were lucky enough to find jobs very quickly.”

 

We celebrated Halloween, Christmas, New Year and the year-end party virtually and not once did it ever occur to us that we are online and not enjoying our experiences at Anderson College. After completing the courses and placements, we were lucky enough to find jobs very quickly. Joanne was so supportive and motivated us to challenge the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) exam, which I passed, thanks to the confidence I gained from studying at Anderson.

Thank you to Anderson College, for helping me achieve my goal of completing a college education and helping me to get an extremely respected job, all within one year and at the age of 41!

Aaisha M.

If you felt inspired by Aaisha’s story and are looking to launch your Dental Assistant career you can click to learn more about our Intra Oral Dental Assistant program. Or if you have other interests, you can explore one of our other 30+ leading-edge programs.

When you’re ready to train and embrace the next level of your career, we can help you navigate the steps along the way. Book your virtual appointment with one of our supportive admissions advisors today and let’s get you started!

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