I have been a certified dental assistant for over 14 years. I love my job and my patients. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I can help a patient feel more comfortable during their appointment. I think if you have a passion in your work it shows and I really truly believe that is what makes me a great CDA. I have been a CDA longer than anything else I my life, longer than I have been a wife or a mother. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling career. I know some people wonder why I would change careers when I am so happy with my profession. I need excitement in my life; I like to keep busy, keep challenged. I like to have goals in my life, to keep me aiming for the stars. Becoming an instructor seems like the next big step in my life. I have been very lucky to have an amazing opportunity to instruct at the same school that I attend 14 years ago. I hope that you will join me on my journey to becoming an instructor.