Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants

Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.

Key Competencies * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Self Control * Dependability * Concern for Others * Social Orientation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Independence * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures. * Record treatment information in patient records. * Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.


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Sample Job Titles Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Registered Dental Assistant, Dental Aide, Dental Assistant (DA), Dental Nurse, Dental Office Manager, Dentist Attendant, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA), Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Oral Surgery Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant (Ortho Assistant), Orthodontic Technician, Orthodontist Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Surgical Dental Assistant.