A dental assistant works directly with a dentist to handle instruments, supplies and equipment, provides direct patient care and is responsible for maintaining sterile and safe conditions during dental procedures. A DA may work in general dentistry, or in a specialty field such as orthodontics or oral surgery.
|2015 Median Pay||$35,980 - $72,330 per year|
|Number of Jobs 2014 - 2024||up to 137,500|
* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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