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Dental Assistants

On the Job


Dental Assistants work under the direction of dentists. They have a range of tasks that involve helping patients and assisting dentists in dental offices. They may sterilize dental equipment, teach patients about dental hygiene, and work with patients on billing issues.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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