Let’s face it: few people enjoy going to the dentist. Even if you really like your dentist, and even if you have maintained good oral hygiene your entire life, that visit probably isn’t something you look forward to. Particularly if you have reason to believe you might need more than just a simple cleaning.
Dentists know this, and for that reason, they tend to hire people who are committed to making those visits as pleasant as possible. Hygienists who are warm and bubbly, and assistants who know how to put patients at ease.
If you’ve ever thought about becoming one of those dental assistants, it’s probably because you enjoy working with people and you like the atmosphere at your own dentist’s office. Maybe you have aspirations of becoming a dentist yourself one day, and working as an assistant seems like a great way to become better acquainted with the industry and all that job entails. Or perhaps you’re looking for a job with flexibility and a positive career outlook.