Dental Assisting Career Opportunities
Since many dentists employ two or more dental assistants, employment opportunities in this field are excellent. The types of practice settings available to dental assistants include:
- Private Dental Practices
- Specialty practices:
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Pediatric dentistry
- Public Health Dentistry, Community Dental and Veterans Dental Clinics
- Dental school clinics, assisting dental students as they learn to perform dental procedures
Other career opportunities for dental assistants include:
- Insurance companies, processing dental insurance claims
- Vocational schools, technical institutes, community colleges dental schools and universities,
teaching others to be dental assistants (which may require associate or baccalaureate
Careers in Dental Assisting
Dental assisting is a challenging and rewarding career, demanding versatility, teamwork and a willingness to assume responsibility.
Base salary: $15.90 per hour or $33,070 salary (source: Bureau of Labor Statistic, 2010)
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- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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