In part one of our series, our topics outlined the differences in the education, salaries, and duties of dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental assistants. In this blog, we are going to focus on reasons to choose a career as a Dental Assistant.
Most people who choose to work in a healthcare environment with regular patient interaction find it pleasant, satisfying and fulfilling. Typically, when patients visit the dentist for regular dental cleanings they leave the office happy. Their mouths feel fresh and clean like they’ve gotten a new set of teeth or a new beginning! The cleanings themselves can be a bit uncomfortable for the patient, but it’s the hygienist who is dealing with the patient at that point rather than the assistant. Other dental services are less pleasant than cleanings, but primarily they’re not life-altering as in many other healthcare environments.