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Regarding Dental Assistant

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by zobaer, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. zobaer

    zobaer Junior Member

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    Can any one tell me, Which states one should look in for/or allows foreign graduates to working as an dental assistant ????
    Will highly appreciate your info.

    Zobaer.
     
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  3. deepag

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    hi,
    you just have to make your resume and apply to different dental clinics and some one will surely accept you, i am working as a full time dental asst, initially i was working part time.
     
  4. Sarita_rs

    Sarita_rs Junior Member
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    Deepag,

    Is it differrent in each state? or is it possible to be a dental assistant in any state?

    -Sarita
     
  5. deepag

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    i think it should be possible in any state, u need to explain to them that u are already a dentist from another country, i did the same thing . they may expect u to attend a one day work interview b4 hiring u, it will help u too coz u will get an idea about the kind of work u would be doing
     
  6. zobaer

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    Hey Deepag thanks for ur reply.I really appreciate it. But is it possible for u to tell me which state are u working in? Becoz i have been trying in MN for last one year, but it doesn't seem to work so far. And in the past i have seen some ppl mentioning as working as dental assistant too in some other states, but did not mention where.
    I have one more question for u. When ur working as DA, are u paid by cash or check.

    Will appreciate ur response.
    Thanks once again.

    Zobaer.
     
  7. denticola

    denticola Junior Member
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    Hai Zobaer,
    It all depends on your visa status.some doctors give importance to your visa status.If you are on student visa,they might hire you unofficially and pay unoficially.If you are a green card holder then they consider you oficially.It all depends on how well you can convience them.
    Best of luck
     
  8. deepag

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    hi zobaer,
    I am working in md, but i dont think it will be a problem in mn, and also like the previous reply said it could be either way abt getting paid, but i get paid by check which goes into my bank, for that u should be legally allowed to work in US, i have a work permit so it is not a problem. but i know ppl who get paid in cash, but u must verify this with your employer.
     
  9. tamer

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    Hi Guys,

    About Dental Assisting jobs in the state I live in,so far I have been trying for 2 weeks to get one,I think I have applied to 5 or 6 and they all tell me the same thing: "My degree is from abroad and I have to have one from here,I tried explaining to them that I am a dentist and know more than what a dental assistant will ever know,But all they want is a degree from here.In some interviews I have had people telling me I am over qualified,but still they wont hire me.Others tell me to atleast sit for a Radiology exam to be hired as a DA.
    Has anyone faced the same problems?Is there hope:(

    By the way I live in NC
     

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