Clinical Dental Assistant Training

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Looking for a career in a rapidly growing field in which you can help people? Consider becoming a Clinical Dental Assistant. Essential to helping a dentist’s office run effectively, Clinical Dental Assistants work with dentists and patients to help make visits to the dental office go smoothly.

What does a day in the life of a Clinical Dental Assistant look like? On any given workday, you can expect to perform tasks like sterilizing dental instruments, processing x rays, preparing the dental work area for patients by setting up instruments and materials, and assisting dentists during procedures. In some cases you’ll also assist patients by helping them to get and stay comfortable in the dental chair, and instructing them in proper dental hygiene.

If you’re looking for a career with growth prospects, the BLS projects that Dental Assistants will be among the most rapidly growing occupations over the next few years. In 2010, the BLS’s Occupational Outlook Handbook counted 297, 200 Dental Assistant jobs, and that number is projected to grow by 31% by the year 2020. Attending MedQuest College’s Academy of Dental Assisting can give you the training to join this fast-growing profession as a Clinical Dental Assistant!

Want to start on the path to becoming a Clinical Dental Assistant? MedQuest College offers courses in clinical dental assisting and other dental assistance specialties at our campuses in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can assist you in getting on track to become a Clinical Dental Assistant!