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Dental Assistant

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Career Description

Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care, taking x rays and assisting dentists to record keeping and scheduling appointments. Orthodontic assistants typically work with patients to make them comfortable in the dental chair and to prepare them for treatments and procedures. They assist dentists in various ways during procedures and instruct patients in proper dental hygiene.

What's next?

Western Piedmont Community College offers a Dental Assisting program.

Learn more about being a Dental Assistant and watch a video about this career.

Search for open dental positions through NC Works.

Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate
Medium-High For Burke
$20.03
Education
Education
Certificate For Burke
Burke Demand
Burke Demand
Medium For Burke
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