What they do: Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.
On the job, you would:
Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
Record treatment information in patient records.
Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
medicine and dentistry
Arts and Humanities
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
do two or more things at the same time
Hand and Finger Use
keep your arm or hand steady
put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
use rules to solve problems
order or arrange things
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
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