Most Dental Assistants are employed by General Dentists. Some are employed by Specialist practices such as oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics. Dental Assistants can also be found in group dental practices, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and public health facilities
In short, Dental Assisting is a high-demand career which means excellent career opportunities for trained Assistants.
Did You Know?
What the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics says about Dental Assisting.
Job prospects should be excellent
Employment is expected to increase much faster than average
Employment is expected to grow 36 percent from 2008 to 2018. In fact, dental assistants are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations
LS Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: Dental Assistants (Selected excerpts).