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6 Dental Assisting Career Paths You May Not Have Thought Of

Carey-Ann Thurlow

December 1, 2021


Dental Assistants are employed as facilitators in dental assisting programs. Technology suppliers (radiography equipment, computer software) hire dental assistants to train dental staff on new equipment and products.

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Office Manager

Dental Assistants with exceptional interpersonal skills can find a rewarding career as an Office Manager. Within larger corporations, there are opportunities to manage multiple locations.

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Treatment Coordinator

Dental Assistants make amazing Treatment Coordinators. They understand all aspects of dentistry and can confidently explain and recommend treatment options to patients.

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Dental sales positions exist for dental technology, equipment, instruments and products.

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Public Health

Dental assisting in a clinic which focuses on the prevention of dental problems within communities is a highly rewarding career.

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Let your innovation shine, start your own business within the dental industry (temping agency, recruitment, consulting). 

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The Different Specializations Available to Dental Assistants

The Different Specializations Available to Dental Assistants

Dental assistants can choose from various specializations such as orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, and more. Each requires specific training and skills, making them valuable assets for dental offices. Read ahead to learn more about these different specializations.

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