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OCCUPATION AL                            EMPLOYMENT                           SKILLS &                         TYPICAL WORK
   TITLES                                 SETTINGS                            ABILITIES                          ACTIVITIES
• Dental Assistant                     • Private dental offices        • Reliable                             • Work chair-side as
• Dental Office Manager                • Dental Schools                • Work well with others                  dentists examine and treat
                                                                                                                patients
• Dental Assisting                     • Private and government        • Good manual dexterity
  Instructor*                            hospitals                                                            • Make patients comfortable
                                                                       • Ability to follow
• Dental Product Sales                 • State and local public          instructions                         • Obtain dental records
  Representative                         health departments            • Attention to detail                  • Instruct patients on pre
• College/University                   • Clinics                                                                and postoperative general
                                                                       • Sensitivity to patients’               oral health care
  Professor or Instructor*             • U.S. Armed Forces               physical and psychological
      *Requires additional education                                     needs                                • Prepare materials for
      and/or training                                                                                           making impressions and
                                                                                                                restorations
           INTERNET SITES               AND     PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS                                     • Prepare patients for
                                                                                                                treatment
 ¬   Dental Assistant Jobs.com: www.dentalassistantjobs.com                                                   • Expose radiographs
 ¬   Information for Dental Students or New Dentists: http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/newdent/index.html           • Process dental x-rays
 ¬   Dental Resources: www.dental-resources.com                                                               • Schedule and confirm
 ¬   Dental Workers: www.dentalworkers.com                                                                      dental appointments
 ¬   Comprehensive Career Resources in Dentistry: www.ada.org/prof/ed/careers/index.html                      • Keep treatment records
 ¬   Dental Assisting Brochure: www.ada.org/prof/ed/careers/brochures/assisting.html                          • Send bills and receive
 ¬   American Dental Assocation: www.ada.org                                                                    payments
 ¬   American Dental Assistants Association: www.dentalassistant.org                                          • Order dental supplies
 ¬   Dental Assisting National Board: www.dentalassisting.com                                                 • Hand instruments to
 ¬   Indiana Dental Association: www.indental.org                                                               dentists
 ¬   Academy of General Dentistry: www.agd.org



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