Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

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Dental Assistant Course Activities

Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from patient care and taking x-rays to record keeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work. Graduates of the Dental Assistant program routinely find entry-level positions working in dental offices, clinics and other oral health care facilities.

Dental Assistants typically perform the following tasks:

  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Recording patient history and personal information
  • Measuring vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Assisting physicians with patient examinations
  • Prepping instruments for doctors
  • Giving patients injections or medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law
  • Preparing patient samples for laboratory tests

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