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how long does it take to be a dental assistant?

how long is the college course? i heard, you can easily walk into the dentist and ask for a job while training.ive done it once and the guy said they wont hire me. but if i do ever find on the job training, will college be worth it in the end? also what is the pay difference?

Asked By: - 11/9/2012
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If you want to become a dental assistant, there are many ways that you can do so. Community colleges and trade schools offer many training programs for students who would want to become professional and technicians in the future. Nevertheless, it is not easy to become a dental assistant. You need to have a lot of... More
Answered By: Eypsa Koehler - 11/9/2012
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Where I live, people of academic trade and college educations are just as rewarded as blue collars, so I keep asking myself why should I, what's the point etc.
Answered By: saagi - 11/9/2012
 
Anywhere from 6 months to a year, depending on where you get your training. When I went through a community college that offered a dental assistant and dental hygiene programs, they were both TWO year programs. You really need two years to learn this stuff AND be competent enough to be useful in your job when you start... More
Answered By: Cats Meow - 11/9/2012
 
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