How can you get a job as a dental assistant?

I want to become a dentist after I graduate from college, and I was thinking that being a dental assistant would help me get a job as a dentist. But I'm completely clueless about the training and experience required, .... It would be really helpful if someone told me as much as possible about the job.

Asked By: Chip - 3/20/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Did you actually go to dental school? You need to go to dental school before becoming a dentist. I worked as a dental assistant and worked my way up to dental hygiene. Its a great way to get familiar with the field and see if that's for you. Dental assistant's can work in a variety of practices, but most in General... More
Answered By: Lisa - 3/20/2009
Additional Answers (2)
Being a dental assistant is a great way to prepare yourself to be a dentist. The doctor I work for started as a dental assistant at age 15 and fell in love with it. I ended up in the field sort of as a mistake. I applied for an office possition and they liked me so much they thought I would do good as an assistant. So... More
Answered By: Kelly D - 3/20/2009
i agree with Lisa. but having the experience as a dental assistant probably won't help you get a job as a dentist.
Answered By: oasis - 3/21/2009
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-209