Link to Kirkwood Community College

Job opportunities:

  • Private dental office
  • Research/teaching
  • Clinics
  • Consulting
  • Hospitals
  • Sales and insurance claims
  • Specialty practices such as orthodontics or children’s dentistry

Personal characteristics:

If you like to work with a variety of people, have a friendly manner that puts people at ease and want to provide patient care, consider a career in dental assisting. Other important qualities include the ability to work swiftly and skillfully, anticipate the needs of others and follow instructions.

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