In as little as 10 weeks you can start your new career in dental assisting.  Learn all the aspects of the trade through hands on practice, course books and video instruction.  Become a productive member of your dental team in either a clinical or administrative role.  There are many things that make dental assisting a desirable profession;  A respectable salary, a high level of demand in our community and job security, even during a changing economy.    These make dental assisting a great occupation to pursue. 

What is a Dental Assistant?

Dental Assistants perform a wide range of duties in their position.  They can have both administrative and clinical responsibilities. Some of those tasks include: 

  • Prepare the patient for their dental exam or procedure

  • Take and process x-rays

  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments

  • Record patient treatment information

  • Document medical and dental health histories. 

  • Instruct and educate patients on oral hygiene

  • Order dental supplies and schedule appointments. 

FUTURE OF DENTAL ASSISTANTS

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited April 14, 2021).

The demand for dental assistants is projected to increase by 18% through the year 2024, which is much faster than average.  Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will likely continue to increase the demand for overall preventative dentistry. 

 

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