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As a dental assistant, do you prefer to work for General dentist, Orthodontist, Endo, or etc.?

I will be finishing school and I still don't know what field of dentistry I want to pursue. Do some pay more than others....If i chose to work for an orthodontist, would he pay less than a general dentist? What are the pros and cons from your experience? Thx...10 pts to most helpful answer

Asked By: doobydoo - 1/27/2010
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Grandpa Walleye is right...again... More
Answered By: frdrtd - 1/27/2010
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First concentrate on getting through dental assisting school. Next concentrate on getting a job period. This is a tight market even in dentistry. If a position opens up at a specialist of any kind, you will be given specific on the job training for that specialty. You will not learn it in school. As a rookie, your... More
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Answered By: grandpa walleye - 1/27/2010
 
i must say im glad i trained in a general dental practice first as you need to know a lot more than in orthodontics,whereas if you go the other way round you will be learning less then havin to take on more and cross things you wont be familiar with if you choose then to go to a genaral dentist.i may be wrong but this... More
Answered By: jessidoodles - 1/27/2010
 
First, I would say go for what you want to go, not for the money. You want to work where you are comfortable and like to work there, like example say you work for an endo, and you get payed alot more than the others but you dont really like it much and you are just doing it for the money, you are not going to be too... More
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Answered By: GabrielaA - 1/27/2010
 
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