Dental Assisting is a respected profession in a growing field with part time & full time availability. The Dental Assistant is a valuable part of the dental office team, providing support to the Dentist and Hygienist.
Typical duties are centered around patient care, and include room preparation, charting, sterilization, & dental instrument maintenance. There is room for advancement & growth within this position, and duties can range from assisting on cleanings and dental procedures, to pre and post operative care, & patient x-rays. A dental assistant may also occasionally help out with front office duties such as phone answering & scheduling of appointments.