Dental Assistants


Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
Also called: Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Dental Assistant (DA), Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA), Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Henry Schein Dentrix
  • Kodak Dental Systems Kodak SOFTDENT Practice management software PMS
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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