03.12.19 | Medical Programs
Have you wondered what a career as a dental assistant is really like? On any given day, dental assistants will perform administrative and clerical work like greeting patients, scheduling their appointments and managing records and billing information. To be successful as a dental assistant, you need both concrete and soft skills. These soft skills will help you stay on task as a dental assistant:
When helping dentists treat patients, there are certain rules and protocols that dental assistants must follow. They must also be fully familiar with what tasks they are permitted to complete as determined by their state's guidelines.
A major role of a dental assistant is to interact with patients. They're expected to greet and converse with patients in a friendly manner. They often need to show sensitivity toward patients that might be experiencing pain.
Listening closely to patients and co-workers is an important quality of a dental assistant. They need to follow directions from a dentist or dental hygienist, so they can effectively interact with patients and perform tasks.
An organized dental assistant can be a great asset to a dentist or dental hygienist. They should have the right tools prepared for a dentist or dental hygienist to use when treating patients. They also manage records and schedule appointments.
Do you want to have the full range of skills needed to become a dental assistant? Enroll in the Dental Assisting program at one of our YTI Career Institute campuses today and start a new career in as few as 21 months. Call 1-800-795-0971 today or fill out our form to apply!
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-assistants.htm (visited February 27, 2019).
Have you wondered what a career as a dental assistant is really like? On any given day, dental ... Read More
Medical assistants play a vital role in today's healthcare field by helping physicians and ... Read More
As advertisements for back to school shopping seem to be everywhere, chances are you are not ... Read More
Have you ever considered how much data is involved when managing a health care practice ... Read More
Dental assisting roles are becoming increasingly important and needed as more ... Read More
Due to the growth of the aging Baby Boomer population, jobs in medical assisting ... Read More
The healthcare industry is already one of the largest industries in the United ... Read More
As baby boomers continue to get older, reaching retirement age and beyond, the ... Read More
Oral health is imperative to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and part of ... Read More
Did you know that about 25 million people have asthma? And, this number continues to ... Read More
If you're compassionate and looking for a career with variety, then medical assisting ... Read More
Do you love animals? Are you compassionate? If so, you could have a rewarding career as ... Read More
If you love animals, then you know that they are cherished members of a family. Protect your pets from the dangers that come with ... Read More
Good oral health is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That's why dentists and oral surgeons always need ... Read More
How would you like a career in healthcare, performing vital support work alongside pharmacists and other healthcare ... Read More
Are you compassionate? Do you always pay attention to the details? If so, your dream career could be behind the pharmacy counter! ... Read More
Ever since she was little, Devon Morley was always fascinated by going to the dentist. She never imagined how easy it would be ... Read More
Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Millions of people all over the world suffer from breathing issues, and you ... Read More
Do you want to work in healthcare, but have all the benefits of an office environment? Medical billing and coding is the best of ... Read More
Have you always wanted to work in the healthcare field? Are you good with computers? A career in health information technology ... Read More
Fluoride is an important part of our everyday lives. Learn how it has an impact on human health and explore dental assisting ... Read More
Having difficulty breathing denies your body the oxygen it needs to survive. It can cause an array of health problems and even ... Read More
Seasonal influenza, commonly known as the flu, can cause severe illness and can even be life-threatening. Each year, the flu can ... Read More
Do you love animals, medicine, and people? Are you compassionate? Do you want a career helping others? If you answered yes, then ... Read More
Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing; commonly from chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma ... Read More
Many people want a movie star smile. Because the focus in dentistry has changed over the past 20 years, ... Read More
In recent years we have seen the duties of the Pharmacy Technician change. They have gone from just assisting the Pharmacist ... Read More
From ordering supplies to patient interaction to assisting with a dental procedure, a career in dental assisting ... Read More
When you go to your local grocery store, how many of you see individuals with designer, reusable, cloth bags ... Read More
Program lengths vary. Not all programs available at all locations. Job placement not guaranteed. Financial aid is available to students who qualify. For federally mandated program information, visit yti.edu/disclosures.