- Posted by National Dental Academy
- On October 26, 2016
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Dental assisting is an important job that provides dentists with valuable help in the office and patients with a friendly face to ease their worries. A career in dental assisting is very rewarding. If you are considering following this career path, you’ll enjoy taking a look at what dental assistants love most about their jobs:
1. You’re helping people
Dental assistants help patients in many ways–you are often the first person who patients encounter when they enter the office. There are a lot of people out there with a fear of the dentist’s office–some have had bad experiences in the past, some fear discomfort of certain procedures, and some are just afraid of the dentist for an unknown reason. Whatever the reason, these patients show up feeling anxious or afraid, and many don’t go to the dentist as often as they should. When you approach patients with a calm demeanor and friendly personality, you provide immediate relief from the dreaded experience of a dental visit. Your warmth and kindness will distract from their fears and put them at ease. Patients will remember this and be more willing to visit the dentist and receive preventative treatment that can help them avoid serious complications in the future.
2. The job is never boring and the atmosphere is pleasant.
Dental assisting is a job that keeps you on your feet and moving around all day. You won’t be chained to a desk all day, and there are a variety of different tasks you’ll perform on a daily basis. Most dental assistants work in a private dentist’s office, which is generally a friendly and calm environment.
3. The training is easy.
Training to become a dental assistant is fairly easy and doesn’t require years of college. Most dental offices look favorably upon applicants with a one-year dental assistant qualification.
4. You get to meet new people.
A dental office usually has some very loyal patients who return on a regular basis and there are also lots of new faces. Meeting new people keeps your job interesting and creates a pleasing atmosphere. You’ll find that you really enjoy when some of your favorite patients visit, as you chat and catch up just like old friends.
Dental assisting is an exciting, rewarding, and pleasant career. You’ll have a job that never gets boring and the opportunity to meet a lot of new people. The atmosphere is pleasant and your job is truly helpful and important. You’ll leave each day with a feeling of pride and happiness in the help that you’ve provided to others.