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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)

A Few On-line Resources for Dental Assistant Careers

Be a Dental Assistant!

Here are some online resources that can help you with more information about a career in dental assisting. The Dental Assistants Association publishes an electronic version of their … Continue reading...

Deadline for Leadership Summit is July 31st

American Dental Assistant Association

The American Dental Assistant Association's Leadership Summit is being held October 18th at the Marriott Hotel in San Francisco as part of the American Dental Association's annual … Continue reading...

Certified Dental Assistant Qualifying Exams

Dental Assistant Training School

After you become a registered dental assistant, which is what you train to become at the Dental Assistant Training School, you may decide that the next step in your career is to become … Continue reading...

Dental Assistants to Meet in San Francisco

The American Dental Assistant Association will be holding its annual session in San Francisco in conjunction with the American Dental Association annual meetings from October 18th to … Continue reading...

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Dental Assistant Recognition Week!

Dental Assisting continues to be a rewarding, exciting and in-demand career. Whether working chairside with the dentist, taking X–rays or managing the business office, teaching or … Continue reading...