Greetings and welcome to the exciting world of dental assistants! We appreciate your interest in our field, and even more so, we're glad you came to our website! There is a lot of material to cover in this field, and we're sure you have questions, so read on to find out what it's all about. Whether you are new or an experienced dental tech there's no doubt something here for you.
Many times, the first question asked is how do I know if dental assisting is right for me? Ultimately, that's a question that only you will be able to answer. However, we can tell you that if you enjoy a combination of working with tools and mental tasks, you're on the right track. It's a unique field where you can see something new every day, whether you're working in an office or a hospital setting.
In the past, many dental assistants began their training by learning on the job, but now, more and more individuals are completing a training process. It's a good thing too, because the demand for new workers is expected to go through the roof in the coming years. It's not a surprise considering that many citizens are getting older, and with an aging population naturally more dental problems arise. At the same time, more people are having children, and so there's plenty of demand in pediatrics as well.
In addition, because of the increased demands on dentists, it's likely that they will be hiring more dental assistants and train them to do more complex tasks than ever before (since they'll be busier than ever before). This is nothing but good news for the field! Also, if you're worried about a long training process, don't be. Most programs will get you certified within a year at a very reasonable cost. Granted, we are a bit biased but it seems like the news is all good when it comes to dental assisting!