Dental Assistant Education & Training

Dental assistant programs are increasingly more inclusive and supportive of individuals with prior incarceration experiences. These programs provide training and job readiness initiatives to equip individuals, including those with criminal backgrounds.

Care for Teeth, Assist Dentists

With training as a dental assistant, you can learn practical skills for working in dental offices or clinics. This includes sterilizing instruments, taking x-rays, assisting with procedures, and managing administrative tasks in practice.

Dental Assistant Jobs

Pursuing a dental assistant education opens doors to various career paths. Some roles you can consider include:

  • Dental assistant
  • Dental hygienist assistant
  • Dental laboratory technician
  • Dental office manager
  • Oral surgery assistant
  • Orthodontic assistant
  • Pediatric dental assistant

Other Dental Assistant-related Jobs

  • Community health worker
  • Dental equipment sales representative
  • Dental practice administrator
  • Patient care coordinator
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselor

Dental Assistant Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), careers for dental assistants and dental hygienists, are projected to increase by seven percent, surpassing the average growth rate for most occupations.

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