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Dental Assistant

Summary, Duties, Outlook, Salary, Education, Certifications & Hazards of becoming a Dental Assistant

Jacquetta Jones

on 27 June 2013

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State-wide growth is 36%, 380 annual job openings
Nation wide growth is 31%, 15,400 annual job openings
Dental Assistant
License & Certifications
Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) certification
Job Description
Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
Prepare patients for treatments and procedures
Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health
Places of Employment
By: Jacquetta Jones
High school diploma
Graduate of a Commission on Dental Assisting (CODA)-accredited program (9-12 months)
Current CPR certifications
Associated Strengths
Excellent customer service skills
Strong verbal communication
Helping people understand instructions
Working as a member of a team
Physical Injury:
Chronic headaches
Neck and shoulder pains from standing in unnatural postures
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from holding hands and wrist in repetitive motions
Frequently exposed to microorganisms from patients' mouths
Must where protective clothing
Using dental x-rays help diagnose oral-health problems, but its also exposure to radiation
Must follow radiation safety
Prepare the work area for patient treatment by setting out instruments and materials
Help dentists by handing them instruments during procedures
Serve as an infection control officer, develop infection control protocol; prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment
Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays)
Take impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
Accredited Programs
Wake Technical Community College
University of North Carolina-School of Dentistry
Miller-Motte College
State-wide salaries:
Entry level-$25,430
National salaries:
Entry level-$27,520
*States and metro areas with highest paid salaries:
District of Columbia
Manchester, NH
San Francisco & Santa Rosa, CA
Anchorage, AK
the dental version of "Indeed.com" that narrow down dental jobs by metropolitan area
created by a dental professional who understands
user friendly website to assist dental employers and employees
helps the employer and job seeker understand each other and matching their requirements and qualifications.

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