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  1. 5 Important issues to consider before becoming a dental assistant

  2. Beginning Words: When you enter any professional career then it is a huge decision and you need to consider a lot of issues before making a final decision. The considerations include detailed description of a dental assistant, the work environment, growth in this career and outlook. Lets examine all the related factors in detail.

  3. Job Responsibilities Before you sign up for the program it is better to have a clear idea about the detailed description of the profession that you want to enter. Some major responsibilities of a dental assistant are: • A dental assistant would be responsible for preparing examination room for appointment. • Sterilize different dental tools • Process x-rays • Record patient’s medical history • Clean the room after the treatment 6. Handle the invoicing and payments

  4. The Work Environment The work environment would vary for different person to person. If you are more of an indoor person in a clean room with professionals then dental assistant profession is the perfect option for you. Most dental offices are properly lit, they are extremely clean and are peacefully quite.

  5. How to Go Pro? The requirements for a formal education may also vary from state to state. So it is better to visit and consult dental assistant national board which would provide all the necessary details for every state’s requirements. Carefully read all the requirements before you enroll yourself in a program. You should make sure that your chosen program is certified within the state’s requirement so that later it doesn’t cause a problem in your job hunt or in your career in the future.

  6. How Much Does an Assistant Make? The salary scale for a dental assistant also varies in different states and depends upon different factors like location and level of experience. One authentic resource to get an approximate measures is occupational outlook handbook that is being published by US department of Labor.

  7. Job Outlook As per US Department of Labor occupational handbook, the job outlook in this career is huge. It states that future prediction about employment in dental assistant field is assumed to rise as high as 25% from 2012 to 2022.

  8. For more about dental assistant training and programs, please visit: http://www.learndentalessentials.com/