I help make you smile.
WHAT THEY DO
Dental Assistants work w/patients, sterilize instruments, prepare work area for dentists, help dentists, process x-rays, etc.
Most Dental Assistants work in dentist offices. They work under the supervision dentists. They may work closely with dental hygienists in their day to day activities.
WHAT YOU NEED
certification/ license to become a dental assistant.
PAY AND BENEFITS
The median annual wage of Dental Assistants was $33,000 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,000 a year.
Their work is to set and sterilize instruments, set up trays, assist chair work, give impressions of teeth, and help dentists while they're working with procedures.
STEPS TO TAKE
Go to a good college for this major, study more of what you're going into.