Quarantine can be rough, especially if you feel as though you’re wasting valuable time that you could be using to grow and improve yourself. If you’re a student attending dental assisting school, there’s truly no better time to start putting into practice healthy and proactive habits. That way, when you do start attending classes again, you can be more organized. Read on to learn about a few quarantine self-improvement tips for students that can help you soar when you start returning to classes.
Expand Your Knowledge By Listening to Dental Podcasts
One fun and entertaining way to expand your knowledge about the dental world and become a better dental assistant is to listen to podcasts. One of the most famous ones out there is The Dental Hacks Podcast, which interviews experts in specialties, like CEREC restorations, that examine new technology and techniques in dentistry. Another great option is The Delivering WOW Dental Podcast, which is hosted by Dr. Anissa Holmes, one of the “Top 25 Women in Dentistry”, or A Tale of Two Hygienists, which is hosted by two dental hygienists that discuss real life applications of skills.
Get Into Contact With Mentors
One of the best ways to grow is to connect with mentors. If you don’t have any, you could always reach out to an instructor from your dental assisting school and ask them for reading recommendations, tips, or just ask them how they are. Establishing communication with a mentor is a great way to root yourself in the dental community and learn new skills and tricks that wouldn’t otherwise be taught to you.
Stay In Good Health To Keep Motivated
Self-care is one of the most important ways to personally grow while you’re quarantining. Times are stressful, there’s no doubt about that. That’s why it’s important to continue eating healthy, exercising, reading for fun, listening to music, and doing other activities that help you wind down and relax. If you don’t give yourself this time, it could cause you to become anxious and restless.
Browse Through Studying & Reading Materials
If you notice that you have some free time and don’t feel very active, you can always lounge on the couch with a blanket and some studying material. With everything going on, relaxing with factual, educational materials can actually be more therapeutic than stressful and help you get your mind off of the uncertainty of the pandemic.
Although quarantining during a pandemic isn’t the ideal situation to be in, there are ways you can use that time to better yourself as a dental assistant student instead of stew in the anxiety and worry caused by being in the midst of an uncertain pandemic. With these four self-improvement tips, you can feel better about how you’re spending your self-isolation time.
About the Dental Assistant School
At A-Z School of Dental Assisting & Front Office, we offer a variety of helpful resources to our students and focus on building student-mentor relationships throughout our program. Our instructors are passionate, experienced, and hands-on, allowing our students to be set for success when they graduate from our program. If you have questions about enrolling in our next class cycle or would like more information, be sure to visit our website or call 480-457-8330.