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Why You Should Consider A Career As A Dental Assistant

(Updated: 3/31/17)

If you’re looking for a rewarding new career with exciting growth potential, consider becoming a dental assistant. Bright Side Dental is always looking for talented new dental assistants, and we aren’t alone.

Unlike most professions, the need for dental assistant positions is on the rise, with the current growth rate estimated at 18 percent. In addition to job security and a nice salary — the 2015 median pay was $35,980 ($17.30 per hour) — dental assistants derive satisfaction from playing a vital role in modern dentistry.

From prep work and sterilizing equipment, to processing X-Rays and much more, dental assistants perform a number of important responsibilities. Dental assistants also take on the critical role of keeping patients comfortable during their dental treatment.

Considering the anxiety many patients face during even the most routine procedures, patient interaction might be the most important element of a dental assistant’s job. For t…

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