Although many dental assistants work full-time in private dental practices, over one-third work part-time. Others divide their schedules among more than one dental office. If you are seeking a long-term career with flexible or part-time hours, dental assisting is for you.
There are many more career choices for dental assistants within the dental profession as well. In addition to working chairside with the dentist, many dental assistants pursue alternative career options after they receive formal training and DANB Certification. Some of these options include: