Also referred to as: Dental Assistant (Certified), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
Requirements and Responsibilities

Dental Assistant assists with oral surgery and other procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist. Prepares and arranges needed tools and instruments for scheduled procedures. Being a Dental Assistant hands necessary tools and equipment to the dentist and provides assistance during treatment. May record findings, change barriers, or sterilize equipment. Additionally, Dental Assistant requires an associate degree from an accredited program. Typically reports to a dentist. To be a Dental Assistant typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. May be entry level if some experience in the skill. Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision.

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