Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Training

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Want to enter an occupation with growth prospects? Have you thought about becoming a Dental Assistant? The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of jobs for Dental Assistants will increase by more than 30% by 2020, including the job of Expanded Duties Dental Assistant.

Like other Dental Assistants, an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant performs daily work like keeping dental instruments sterile, assisting dentists and patients during procedures, setting up work areas, and performing other clinical duties. In addition, an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant is trained to help with more intricate tasks like preparing and placing fillings as well as making temporary crowns.

The BLS’s Occupational Outlook Handbook projects that employment of Dental Assistants will grow by more than 30% from 2010 to 2020, as dentists hire to help serve more patients. As the baby boom generation ages, the BLS suggests that demand for dental work including fillings and crowns will grow as well, leading to increased need for Expanded Duties Dental Assistants. MedQuest’s Academy of Dental Assisting can help you get the skills you need to become part of this growing field as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant.

If you’d like to begin working toward a job as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, MedQuest College can help. Our Academy of Dental Assisting offers courses in both Frankfort and Louisville, KY. Classes begin soon, so contact us if you’d like to learn more about becoming an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant!