Dental Assistant

Dental x-ray (bite-wing) of the left side without any visible decay.

The duties of a dental assistant are among the most varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many patient procedures requiring both interpersonal and technical clinical skills, such as taking and developing x-rays and placing dental sealants. A career in dental assisting offers variety, responsibility and personal satisfaction in helping others.

Delegated Duties for Dental Assistants

Education & Training

Several schools in Minnesota offer Dental Assisting Education Programs.

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Additional Resources

These resources provide information about educational and credentialing requirements for dental assistants: