Dental Assisting Careers

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

The Dental Assistant Program Prepares You to:

  • Work with patients to make them comfortable and to prepare them for treatments and procedures
  • Prepare the work area and instruments for patient treatment
  • Assist dentists during procedures
  • Instruct patients in proper dental hygiene
  • Process x rays and do lab tasks under the direction of a dentist
  • Keep patient records of dental treatments

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