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What do dental assistants do?

  • receive and prepare patients, and advise on dental health and care
  • arrange and hand instruments and medication to dentists
  • prepare dental materials and process X-rays
  • use suction devices and water sprays
  • perform routine maintenance, sterilise and prevent cross infection of equipment
  • may act as receptionist and perform billing and other clerical tasks


projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

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Sara, a dental assistant at SA Dental Service

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