Dr. Robert L. Rumbaugh III, DMD – Externship Highlight

Ohio Valley College of Technology’s Dental Assisting Associate Degree program is proud of its long-term relationship with the office of Dr. Robert L. Rumbaugh III, DMD in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Rumbaugh’s dental office and dental laboratory have been in operation since 1987 and Lori Kosak currently serves as the externship site coordinator. The business provides multiple dental services, including cleanings and exams, fillings, bridges and crowns, root canal therapy, extractions, and removable appliances. They make custom dentures as well as partial dentures and their on-site dental laboratory also offers same day repairs!

OVCT recently asked Dr. Rumbaugh to share his expertise and he says that the dental field is booming!  OVCT students receive valuable career training on “all aspects of providing dental care to patients and the required office and paperwork involved in billing,” said Dr. Rumbaugh.  He also stated that the externship presents a valuable opportunity to orient employees to new co-workers.  Dr. Rumbaugh reported that the five-year business outlook for the dental services field is “excellent.” His statement is corroborated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which finds that employment of Dental Assistants is expected to grow “much faster than average.”  You can find occupational data and employment projections for the dental assisting career field at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm

Asked what advice he would give a student entering college in the next year, Dr. Rumbaugh responded, “seek a major or area of study which is in demand.  Do something you are good at and do something you love.” Great advice from someone who has been very successful in his chosen career field!

Check out Dr. Rumbaugh on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/drrumbaugh/

To learn more about how to become a dynamic member of a dental and oral care professional team, visit https://www.ovct.edu/dental-assisting/