A dental assistant assists/helps a dentist in smooth functioning of his day-to-day dental practices. In general, people working in dental assistant jobs are responsible for:

  • Scheduling patients’ appointments and coodrinating with them
  • Taking patient x-rays
  • Assisting dentists during dental procedures
  • Explaining prescriptions and collecting bills

Mostly, no formal qualification is a mandate for dental assistants. However,  someone with a certificate or diploma recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation is paid higher. While dental assistant jobs usually pay $15.00 per hour, successful dentists in cities with large number of patients pay more as compared to a dentists practicing in rural areas. An experienced dental assistant is able to assist a dentist better and often earn higher salaries than those new to the profession.

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