Job Opportunity – Dental Assistant. Being a dental assistant does take some specialized training. The training can be done in different ways. If you go through the standard school route you will do a two year program and get an associate’s degree. However, there are plenty of other options. A lot of for profit training facilities will have programs that go for much shorter periods than that. Those schools will probably help you get financial aid too.
Hygiene is a large part of dental assisting. It is a very routine based job. If you like routine, knowing what exactly needs to be done each day then dental assisting may be an option for you. It’s an excellent option for those who have always been interested in the medical field but didn’t want to take all the training needed to become a nurse or maybe just didn’t have the desire. Take a look at the video to see if what a dental assistant does is something you would like to do.