An interesting infographic on dental assisting career. It highlights main job duties, education requirements, salary trends, job outlook and gender ratio in employment.
Dental assistants perform key roles like preparing patients for different treatment, sterilizing dental tools and instruments, holding a suction device, taking impressions of patient’s teeth and fabricating provisional crowns. Sometimes dental assistants can also perform the tasks of dental hygienists.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics job outlook for dental assistants is bright. Jobs in this occupation are expected to grow faster, through 2018, than other similar occupations that require only on-the-job training or experience.
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