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Dental Assistants

Employment Prospects


Approximately 346,000 dental assistants are employed in the United States. Most dental assistants work full time, but approximately one in three work part time, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Dental assistants are most likely to find employment in dental offices, whether it be a single dentist or a group practice with several dentists, assistants, and hygienists. Other places dental assistants may find jobs include dental schools, hospitals, public health departments, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Public Health Service hospitals.

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