New Career and New Confidence: Sukhjit’s Story

Sukhjit Bains in a dental officeHi, my name is Sukhjit Bains. I just graduated from the Dental Assisting Level II Diploma program at Discovery Community College’s Surrey campus in March 2016.

I first inquired with Discovery back in January 2015.  Neeru was my career advisor. She helped answer all my questions and gave me an inside to what the future could look like for me. At the time, I was working at 7/11, and as a house keeper at the River Rock Casino as well. I knew I needed to do something to change my current situation and create a better life for myself and my family. My son was only 18 months old when I first inquired about this program and I was nervous to start a full-time program, as I wasn’t sure if I could do it. The staff helped put my mind at ease and helped me through all my worries.

It worked for Sukhjit

I chose Discovery College immediately, since I felt that I’d found the best school right away. Neeru really helped solidify my decision with her guidance, and helped me apply for my loan. I loved the timing and the schedule because it worked for me, the free parking was great and it was super close to my home. My instructors were very helpful and they taught me a lot. I am very thankful to the entire staff at DCC.

Currently, I am working at Angel Care Dental in Delta as a CDA. I love everything about my job, especially working with kids and comforting them through their dental procedures.

This new found confidence that comes with working in this field is wonderful. I feel like a professional and my self-esteem has never been higher.

There are so many job opportunities for both part-time and full time work as a CDA. I started working as a dental assistant (chairside) even before I graduated, as the office where I took my practical experience hired me. Kathy helped me with my placement and I eventually found permanent employment there as well. If you’re looking for a career in the dental field, I would highly recommend the Dental Assistant Program at Discovery Community College.