Is Dental Assisting for You?

In addition to formal schooling and medical training, there are certain skills and qualities that someone should have in order to excel as a dental assistant:

  • Do you enjoy helping others?
  • Are you interested in medicine and health care?
  • Are you courteous and professional?
  • Can you multitask?
  • Are you detail-oriented and well-organized?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Is your appearance neat, clean and well-groomed?
  • Can you maintain patient confidentiality?
  • Do you have the physical ability to perform office duties?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, then dental assisting might be the career choice for you.

Find out more about dental assistant training, or see a job description.