Joining the dental industry isn’t as hard as pulling teeth – as many believe. If you ever considered what it takes to become a dental assistant then, the information contained in this article will help you decide if this position is the right career choice for you. A dental assistant professional greatly increases the efficiency and productivity of the practicing dentist in the delivery of oral health care services.
Many dental offices employ on average about two or more dental assistants depending on the size of the practice. The demand for dental assistants in this industry is high so job security is not an issue for someone considering this position. If you’re a people person with strong communication skills and like to take charge of a career with responsibility that is rewarding and fun then becoming a dental assistant is for you.
Job Duties of a Dental Assistant
The duties and responsibilities carried out by a dental assistant are the most important and influential part of any dental office. The state of California requires Infection Control & DPA (Dental Practice Act) certification. The students shown below enjoyed the class. A dental assisting career requires building an interpersonal relationship with the patient while executing technical skills in an efficient manner.
Responsibilities may include:
- Radiology or x-rays of the patient.
- Prepping and sterilizing dental instruments and equipment.
- Creating a patients chart and filling out patient medical history.
- Taking Blood Pressure and Pulse if necessary.
- Dental treatments and procedures.
- Teaching patients good oral hygiene strategies and providing them with written literature on oral care.
If you have a passion to make people smile and like to be hands with what it is you do with your profession then becoming a dental assistant is the right choice for you. Some of our students in this photo are training hands-on. Not only is this career rewarding and exciting, but its a great way to build a relationship with your patients in the community and establish a rapport with them that will help you advance in your career. Take the next step into preparing for a career choice that is right for you by finding out more information on how to become a dental assistant now.
The next dental assisting school session is scheduled to begin soon, so reserve your spot in class and the discount while you can… Simply call (714) 882-5518 or come visit the dental assisting school today!
Eric M. Meyer, DDS
This career has been perfect ever since I graduated from this school. Highly recommended 🙂