Hello All!! My name is Asia, or as many of my co-workers and patients call me, Dr.Asia!
I have been in the dental field since 1998. My training was received in the Air Force. I also have worked as a Dental Tech in the Crown/Bridge Dept of a small lab. I have worked chairside a total of about 14/15 years now. My responsibility has pretty much transitioned into Clinical Management/Staff Training, and I'm kind of like a Jack-of-All-Trades in the dental office. The ONLY area I have refused to touch is dealing with insurances. To make a long story short, I REALLY would love to become an instructor, or even create my own program. Not quite sure how to go about doing this. I'm a QDA (I have a feeling I'll need my DANB certification); Xray Certified; and also am in progress of completing my degree in English. Does anyone know how a person gets a job as an instructor or even where to look? I currently live in Md. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also its not particularly about the money, I make a decent salary now, but as an instructor is it wishful thinking to assume I'd be making at least $25-30 per hour?