Chairside Dental Assistant

A Great Career Choice for Outgoing, Hands-On Individuals

Length Class Days Hours Next Start Date
6 Month Mon | Wed | Fri 8am - 12pm OR
4pm - 8pm
Aug. 6, 2012

For More Information Call 770-386-2766

Chairside Dental Assistants are valued members of today's dental care team. They work with the dentist, dental hygienists, office receptionists and lab technicians as they provide dental care to patients.

Primarily, Chairside Dental Assistants are second pair of hands for the Dentist. Their work is characterized by a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. In fact, according to the Journal of American Dental Association, the "duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office".

As a Chairside Dental Assistant you enter one of the fastest growing healthcare careers in Metro Atlanta and much of the country. In fact, dental assisting is expected to be among one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation between 2008 and 2018, with a 36% increase in employment opportunities anticipated. Furthermore, job prospects for Dental Assistants are expected to be excellent for both full-time and part-time employment.

Earnings for Chairside Dental Assistants may vary, depending on experience, dental assisting credentials and practice location. These jobs generally pay higher than minimum wage. In fact, according to May 2010 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for Dental Assistants nationwide was $33,500. During the same period, the median hourly wage for Dental Assistants in Metropolitan Atlanta was $16.10. The bottom 25th percentile was $13.24 per hour and the top 75th percentile was $18.96 per hour. In the State of Georgia, the minimum wage is currently at $7.25 per hour. High school graduates who want to earn more money and get ahead without a college degree find the salary and benefits of Dental Assisting is a far better prospect for a brighter future.

Chairside Dental Assistant is one of the top healthcare careers that do not require a college degree. With formal training from an accredited dental assistant school and a high school diploma or GED, an individual with no prior experience in the dental field can launch their career in under a year!

Chairside Dental Assistant can be a satisfying life-long career or it can serve as a steppingstone for advancement to more skilled and higher paying jobs in the field of dentistry. With additional education, and often on-the-job training, Chairside Dental Assistants often become Dental Hygienists, Dental Lab Technicians, Dental Office Managers and even Dentists! Whether you choose to continue your education or not, you can be assured that you have the training and skills to earn competitive wages during your lifetime. For more info click here.