Jump-Starting a Career in Dentistry
Many people want a meaningful health care career, without the time and expense of eight years of training. This straightforward volume explores the field of allied dentistry, which can launch a rewarding career in two years or less. For dental assistant, dental hygienist, and dental laboratory technician, readers examine typical duties, personal characteristics needed for success, tools and technology used, and average salary. Required education, the job application process, and strategies for on-the-job success are clearly presented. Sidebars cover topics such as new trends in braces, using ultrasonics in dental hygiene, and actions that help students succeed, including job shadowing and mentoring.