Clinical Dental Assistant

Clinical dental assistants are responsible for assisting the dentist in the delivery of efficient, quality oral health care. Dental assistants are valuable members of the dental care team and perform a variety of tasks that require excellent communication and technical skills. If you have an out-going personality and enjoy working with not only your hands, but also your mind, then clinical dental assisting is for you.

Clinical Dental Assistant Job Description

  • Assisting the dentist with exams and other procedures
  • Taking and developing dental x-rays
  • Helping with direct patient care
  • Teaching patients about oral healthcare best practices
  • Helping to ease patient anxiety during dental procedures
  • Monitoring sterilization procedures
  • Sterilizing dental equipment
  • Serving as infection control officer

Clinical Dental Assistant Job Opportunities

  • Solo Practices (practices with only 1 dentist)
  • Group Practices (practices with multiple dentists)
  • Specialty Practices – oral surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Hospital School Clinics
  • Dental School Clinics

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