Are you looking for a stable career with continual innovation and variety? Do you enjoy working with people? Do you floss on a regular basis? If so, becoming a dental assistant might be for you.
The duties of a dental assistant can vary but for the most part include caring for patients by preparing them for treatment, making them comfortable in the dental chair, and obtaining medical records. A dental assistant may also assist the dentist during procedures. Other duties of the dental assistant may include disinfecting and prepping the instruments and trays and providing the patient instructions for proper oral care.
With additional education, a dental assistant can perform other services such as taking and processing dental x-rays, or applying anesthetic or cavity-preventive coatings to the patient’s teeth, removing sutures, and assisting with filling cavities. A dental assistant may also help in the office.
Join this exciting career path and become a dental assistant!
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