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Since 1997, thousands of students have walked through the doors of Northwest and have gone on to become successful Massage Therapists, Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Medical Insurance Specialists and Paralegals. Won’t you join the fine group of Northwest Alumni now serving the community in a variety of professions? Explore Northwest Career College and see where your future can lead. Come tour our campus today!
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Every Alumni is welcome back on the campus of Northwest Career College. We love to hear your successes and share in your life’s progress. The absolute best, though, is when you return to the classroom and speak with our current students. Alumni come-backs always give students that extra bit of inspiration to help them see that their goals are achievable and real.
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The dental assistant is a vital part of any dental practice, increasing the efficiency of the dentist and allowing them to deliver a higher quality of oral healthcare. Qualifying as a dental assistant opens up a range of potential career paths, including moving into the fields of dental hygiene, office management, dental sales or building on your dental assistant skills to become a fully qualified dentist.
Despite the importance of the role in a dental practice, and its growing popularity as a dependable career choice, one of the most common questions we get asked here at Northwest Career College is “what does a dental assistant do and what procedures will I be expected to perform?”
The dental assistant’s role is one of varied challenges, and they improve the dental practice by being able to take on a variety of tasks, it’s one of the reasons why dental assistant is a good career choice, you’ll never get bored. While the day-to-day duties of a dental assistant will change from practice to practice, below are some of the more common tasks you can expect to perform.
While specific regulation might vary from state to state, the procedures below are those commonly performed by dental assistants. Many of the procedures performed by a dental assistant are complicated and medical in nature. Learning the ins and outs of these procedures will give you an enhanced skill set and can be a step on the road to a career in dental sales or fully-fledged dentistry.
As you can see from the examples above, the answer to the question “what does a dental assistant do?” is “be a vital part of an excellent dental practice!” As a dental assistant, you’ll be expected to take on a range of responsibilities, from taking and developing x-rays to just being on hand to comfort and reassure patients.
If you’re looking for an exciting and varied career and want to train at one of best dental assistant schools in Nevada, contact us on (702) 403-1592! Here at Northwest Career College, we offer an exceptional level of dental assistant training, with 10 complete operatories and a 91% national exam pass rate. Our established, seasoned instructors will provide all the academic support you’ll need to excel on your course and, once you’ve passed, our Career Services team will work with you to find the perfect dental assistant opportunity. Call today on (702) 403-1592 to start your journey!
Cynthia Lofquist, R.D.A. Dental Assisting Program Chair