5+ Year Member
- Aug 19, 2014
- Dental Student
Some of the smaller (maybe struggling) practices are willing to hire you for cheap and with no certification/work experience. Like Meeza said, it depends on the state but if you're answering phone calls, doing inventory, typing in numbers for perio charting, suctioning, you don't need certification for that.Hi,
As the title says, how do you guys have a work experience at dental office?
I've been shadowing for a long long time but that's about it. No "work" experience.
Some people on this forum say they worked as a "dental assistant" without training but I don't understand how their dentists allow them to work at their practice without a proper training/education and pay them. The most I've done while shadowing for three years was opening sealed implants at the request of my dentist and I occasionally helped the assistants and hygienists with suction but that's all. What type of work did you (who worked as dental assistant without training) do?