The duties and responsibilities of a dental assistant vary depending on state regulations, but usually involve a variety of office, patient care, and laboratory duties. Some of the duties you may perform as a dental assistant, outlined by the American Dental Association (ADA), include:
Assisting a dentist with treatments and procedures.
Taking and developing dental radiographs (depending on state regulations.)
Preparing and sterilizing dental instruments and equipment.
Dental Assisting is among the top 25 fast-growing occupations in the United States. As a dental assistant, you will have an increased opportunities in a growing field, and you will also enhance the efficiency of a dental care team.
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