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
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.