Why is a dental assistant's job important?

Answer Dental assistants are important because they perform clerical and clinical tasks in the examining room, laboratory, and medical records department of a dentist's office. Assistants can also special... Read More »

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Do all dental assistants also work as a receptionist at the dental office?

I went to school for dental assisting, also. In my class, the teacher touched on a bit of everything from front desk and insurance to impressions and sterilization. Some offices have assistants who... Read More »

Arizona Dental Practice Act for Dental Assistants?

Dental assistants aid dentists and dental hygienists with patient care, but their functions vary from state to state. The Arizona Dental Practice Act specifies duties for dental assistants who work... Read More »

How much do dental assistants make a year?

According to, the annual income for a dental assistant can range as low as $26,000 and as high as $39,000. Depending on the years of experience and how many years of education were obtai... Read More »

Can dental assistants bleach teeth in Texas?

According to the Texas Occupational Code, dental assistants in Texas can take x-rays, polish teeth and apply sealants. Dental assistants, however, cannot bleach or whiten teeth. Only dental hygieni... Read More »