Finding a job is not an easy task. Especially if you’re new to the workforce environment. That is why we are here with a weekly guide consisting of tips required for a particular job.
Down below are some tips if you wish to work as a dental assistant.
Dental assistants have to work besides a dentist throughout all the stages of a patient’s treatment. Dental assistants also prepare the room before the treatment starts. Also do chores like setting up appointment, receiving phone calls, ordering supplies etc. While most assistants prefer to work in private clinics, some also work in large hospitals or health organisations.
Employment of dental assistants is expected to grow 25% from 2012 to 2022 which is higher than any other professional growth. From the recent article published in adzuna, here are all the basic tips which will help you to get a job as dental assistant.
Types of jobs in the Dental Assistant industry include
The jobs of dental assistants can vary, depending on the needs of the dental office where you work. Here are some of the different types of roles that dental offices may need.
Some dental assistant positions focus mainly on patient care. In this type of role, you will work right alongside the dentist. You might assist with oral examinations and in-office dental procedures. Part of your job will be to help patients feel more comfortable. The dentist will expect you to assist by making sure all the tools and equipment are ready when needed. Some of your tasks might include preparing materials for restorations, keeping patients’ mouths dry with a suction tube, or inserting dental dams.
Working in the Laboratory
Dental assistants who specialise in laboratory work have less contact with patients. In this type of position, you might be responsible for making casts of the teeth using impressions, cleaning removable dental appliances, and helping to make temporary crowns.
Dental assistants may also be responsible for office-related duties. You might be expected to schedule and confirm appointments, update patient treatment records, order dental supplies and materials, and manage the billing and receiving processes.
These skills will help you to bag a job quickly.
- Good and quick manual skills.
- Good soft communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong concentration.
- Organized and time management skills.
- An interest in health care work.
- Try to be positive by smiling a lot and creating a cheerful environment as dental assistants are normally very caring and positive.
- Show that you are flexible and willing to turn up early or stay back late sometimes if the dentist needs you to.
- Convince them how you can not only meet their expectations but also exceed them.
- Ask them relevant questions about the practice to show you are interested.
Follow these guides and you are good to go. Next week will be tips on how to become a tour guide.