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Dental Assistants

Set up dental equipment, prepare patients, and keep records.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$31.16 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  11.2%    Read more about outlook


Vocational training is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
  • Fit patients for assistive devices.
  • Interview patients to gather medical information.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Registered Dental Assistant
Orthodontic Assistant
Surgical Dental Assistant

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