What is it like to be a Dental Assistant?

I am trying to decide what to study for in college, I read that becoming a certified Dental Assistant opens many opportunities job wise and also pays well. Is there anyone who actually is one that can share their personal opinions?

Asked By: Trisha - 2/8/2011
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Its a really good job and does pay well (depending on lots of things, location etc). I personally think its better than being an Oral Hygienist. It feels more worthwhile as hygienists work only part time and they only clean the teeth. That's really it. As an assistant, you are flexible and have more responsibilities... More
Answered By: I suck at usernames - 2/8/2011
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It depends on what you consider as paying well. I personally do not think it pays well. I'm not sure how it is where you are, but in Seattle you do not need to go to college to become a dental assistant. Your job opportunities are fairly limited as well. You are restricted to working as an assistant-though you can... More
Answered By: Viv - 2/8/2011
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