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

Additional Resources

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