Dental Assistants Are Specially Trained To Serve

Dental Assistants Are Specially Trained To Serve

Dental assistants are specially trained to serve and care for patients, and help the dentists do their job. Their position is so important! Generally, dental assistants prepare the patients for treatment, sterilize instruments, pass instruments to the dentist during procedures, use suction devices during treatment, take X-rays, impressions and pictures, and much more. Dental assistants allow the dentist to focus on providing top-notch care by providing an extra set of hands.
To become a dental assistant, in the United States, you do not need a college degree, but in most states a license or certificate is required. There are many dental assisting technical schools, providing dental assisting training to post-high school candidates. Typically, these schools are 9-18 months to complete, and will train students to assist dentists in all areas. Dental assistants can specialize in all areas of dentistry, from General, to Orthodontics, to Oral Surgery, and many more. There are also opportunities for extra certifications that make you even more valuable to your office! It is a short-term investment for a career in a very rewarding field!

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