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.
Several schools in Minnesota offer Dental Assisting Education Programs.
All provide a wealth of information for people who are thinking about becoming a dental assistant, including the educational and credentialing requirements.