Last updated: Monday, April 6, 2020

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Dental assistants perform many tasks, ranging from providing patient care and taking x rays to recordkeeping and scheduling appointments. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work.

Watch a video about what it is like to be a dental assistant: 

"A Day in the Life of a Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant