Dental assistants work under direct supervision of a dentist, and also sometimes independently, performing a variety of important tasks that help keep the practice running smoothly.
You’ll become an integral part of the healthcare system!
For example, on any given day you might find yourself preparing patients for oral examinations, organizing lab equipment, taking X-rays and radiographs, scheduling appointments, handling patient billing and payments, and much more!
One of the most worthwhile aspects of a career as a dental assistant is the calm and reassurance you can bring to patients. As you know, many people have a fear of going to the dentist. You’ll be able to help put people’s minds at ease so they can take care of their oral health. And knowing you’ll make a difference in people’s lives will put a big, bright smile on your face!
Because these professionals perform so many important tasks on a daily basis, it’s no wonder dental assistants are in such high demand.