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Dental Assistant Profession

Why Become a Dental Assistant?

The Bureau of labor statistics states that the annual mean wage of dental assistants in Pennsylvania as of May 2021 was $43,540, or $20.94 per hour. Dental Assisting National Board’s Salary and Satisfaction Survey report from 2022 highlights that 2/3 of dental assistants were satisfied or very satisfied with their work, and that 78% of dental assistants agree or strongly agree that dental assisting is a career, not a job.

Roles of a Dental Assistant

  • Assist dentists in daily procedures and treatment
  • Prepare treatment rooms
  • Sterilize instruments
  • Offer dental chair-side support
  • Help schedule patient appointments
  • Manage digital records
  • File insurance claims
  • Stock supplies

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