Can You Make a Living As a Dental Assistant?

The primary function of a dental assistant is to support the dentist.

The primary function of a dental assistant is to support the dentist.

You want to work in dentistry but don’t want to be a dentist; you like people and enjoy variety in your daily work. A career as a dental assistant might be just the thing for you. Dental assistants provide both clerical and clinical services in dental offices and support the dentist in her daily work. Each state regulates the practice of dentistry and dental assistants, so duties may vary.

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2016 Salary Information for Dental Assistants

 

About the Author

Beth Greenwood is an RN and has been a writer since 2010. She specializes in medical and health topics, as well as career articles about health care professions. Greenwood holds an Associate of Science in nursing from Shasta College.

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