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DENTAL ASSSITANT: Assist Dentists in DeliveringCare to Patients

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Francisco is a Registered Dental Assistant. He assists Dentists with whatever tasks they may need including fillings, cleaning and x-rays of teeth. Francisco did not know what he wanted to do with his career, but decided to try dentistry and loves it now.

School: Diablo Valley College
Job Title: Dental Assistant

Job Summary: Dental Assistants

Job Description

Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping, in a dental office. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists' offices where they work.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
25 to 35 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, People skills, Organizational skills, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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