What Does a Dental Assistant Do?
Dental assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands as well as your mind, and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting may be for you.
The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills such as:
Dental Assistants work in dental offices, dental schools, private and government hospitals and clinics, and state and local public health departments.
Schools for Dental Assistants
There are approximately 270 ADA accredited dental assisting education programs in the community and technical colleges in U.S., a minimum of one academic year in length. Click here for a list of schools by state.
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