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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
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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
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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
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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
 
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