dental assistant

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: assistant - an assistant to a dentistdental assistant - an assistant to a dentist    
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
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A well-skilled, multi-tasking dental assistant is a necessity in order to meet the needs of the patient and the practice.
com beginning in the fourth quarter of this year, the courses will supplement the courses already provided by the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) in dentalxchange.
As a new dental assistant emerging into the practice of dentistry, I hope you realize that you are training for more than just a job, you are embarking in a profession.
These Philadelphia-area practices are an excellent fit with DCA and share our philosophy of patient care and support of staff, as evidenced by their dental assistant training facility.
Cairrao has been a dental assistant in the practice of Dr.
Although the North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners recendy approved expanding the scope of practice for the Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist, the Boards action will not be final until approved by the Legislative Council's Administrative Rules Committee sometime in 2015.
A dentist may authorize a dental assistant who has completed a state board-approved course of instruction and who has passed DANB's Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam--or comparable exam administered by any other testing entity authorized by the board--or who has completed other comparable requirements approved by the board to place films, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose the films under the indirect supervision of a dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant who holds an Oregon Radiologic Proficiency Certificate.
In fact, she was a dental assistant before she became a doctor of dental surgery.
A TaxTalk participant relayed several incidents involving dentists and optometrists and their "colleagues" or dental assistants.
Graduates of the 11-month dental assistant diploma program can seek employment in a variety of positions including those in a dental office, clinic or lab environment.
The openings are all part of a 13 week dental assistant program designed to teach, enrich and educate students on how to become an official dental assistant.