Dental assistants are trained specialists that deal with a wide array of dentistry related tasks, from cleaning and sterilizing instruments and using suction devices to taking dental impressions and assisting the dentist during the procedures.
All dental assistants in Milford UT need to be licensed in order to work in the United States – in spite of the fact that most of them get their skills on the job, they do need to enroll in dental training programs in various technical institutes, universities or trade schools where they will be taught the basics of chemistry, office practices, biology and a variety of other subjects of utmost importance for their careers. There are many aspects that add to the success of a dental assistant, and those include flawless communication skills, manual dexterity and genuine compassion.
After enrolling in a formal training program accredited by the CDAADA and completing the training period, students will need to sit for the exam administered by Dental Assisting National Board that will grant them the certification they need to become CDAs.
The Milford UT dentist is the one that tells the assistant what to do, but the typical job requirements involve preparing the patient, thoroughly explaining them the dental procedure that he is about to go through, offering in-depth and detailed post operative care instructions and so on.
At the same time, the dental assistant may also need to make temporary crowns, expose dental x-ray films, remove excess material as well as send and receive payments, order supplies and different dental materials.
On average, a certified dental assistant makes around $33,000 a year, although in some states they can make twice some much.