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Outstanding Income Potential

  • Dental assistants can earn a good income. In Harlingen, the average yearly salary for Registered Dental Assistant is $20,816. If you are just beginning, the starting pay rate averages $17,142 annually.
  • Benefits (these can vary from one practice to another)

Outstanding Dynamic Profession

  • Work in a highly professional environment
  • Be a healthcare professional
  • Interact with people all day, every day (it's anything but a desk job!)

Outstanding Job Opportunities

  • Dental assistants are in great demand—employment is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations
  • Full time and part time positions always available
  • Transportable profession—anywhere in the United States

Outstanding Growth Opportunities

  • Office manager (most office managers were dental assistants)
  • Expanded functions assistant
  • Treatment coordinator
  • Anesthesia tech
  • Specialty assistants (orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics)

DATS Rio Grande Valley Dental Assistant Training School Holds Fall Graduating Class 2016

Harlingen Family Dentistry instructors Dr. Juan D. Villarreal, DDS and Dr. Vivian Teegardin, DDS, and coordinator Jazmin Muniz welcomed the graduating students and their friends and family November 22, 2016,  at Harlingen Family Dentistry.

Jazmin Muniz and the instructors congratulated the graduates and provided words of wisdom.  The graduates were told that their accomplishment of graduating from DATS will lead them to even more happiness and success in life.

A reception was held after the graduation ceremony.

The DATS Fall 2016 course graduates have fulfilled the course requirements, and they are now Texas Registered Dental Assistants.

The next DATS class will be offered at Harlingen Family Dentistry in September.  Call 956-428-5322, Jazmin, coordinator for further information.

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