3 Other Professional Options for Dental Assistants

After you become a dental assistant, you may decide after a while that your professional goals will entail you moving away from the practice of dental assisting and/or chairside duties. The good news is that your training and experience will make you a perfect candidate for other great jobs that are still related to the dental field.

Here are some of those work options:

Dental office manager

In this position, your main duties are to keep a dental office running smoothly on a day-to-day basis while also handling accounting and human resource responsibilities.  As with a dental assistant, no formal education is required to be a dental office manager. However, any experience and/or prior certification in the dental field that you can bring to the job will help your prospects tremendously, especially in today’s job market. Some dental office managers eventually decide to pursue degrees in business to round out their credentials.

Dental assisting educator

If you like the idea of showing others how to make a difference in the world of dentistry, then you may decide to become a dental assisting educator. Some individuals can get jobs based solely on their dental assisting work experience. However, dental assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) require that dental assistants who want to teach hold Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification as well as an earned bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution.

Dental assisting consultant/speaker

Unlike other career paths in dental assisting, dental assisting consulting/speaking does not have a clear set of parameters to follow.  People who pursue this option usually have extensive industry experience, heavy involvement in the dental community and are able to offer a unique perspective or type of information that very few others can.

The Dental Assistant Training School of Harlingen can provide you with the tools you need to build a great career in the dental field. We offer top-notch training that takes less than three months to complete at a price that’s easy on your budget. Job prospects are among the best you’ll find, so make your career move into the exciting world of dental assisting today!

Call DATS today at (956) 200-3177 and start on your path to a better career!

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