Dental assistants play a valuable role in dental offices, and practice owners are dedicated to providing competitive wages and benefits reflecting that value. The role of a dental assistant is to help patients by providing in-person oral health services. As a professional in the healthcare industry, you will benefit from job security, flexible hours, ongoing professional development, and a career ladder. Become a dental assistant today and make a difference in the life of your patients.
Drilling down on the duties of a dental assistant.
Learn more about the various roles on the dental team.
The Massachusetts Dental Society's Career Center website also offers detailed information on the dental assistant role, including duties, wages, education required, and other general information.
The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a 5,000+-member constituent of the American Dental Association, is dedicated to the professional development of its member dentists through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards while also championing oral health in the Commonwealth.
With a mission to provide member dentists with the tools they need to succeed, the MDS recognizes how essential dental assistants are to dental practice operations. Their role on the team impacts patient's well being and is vital to the success of the practice.
The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) is working to spread awareness about the benefits of becoming a dental assistant and the importance of the role on the dental team. We need help from MDS members and dental teams across the Commonwealth to get the message out. Here’s how what you can do:
For questions about the Dental Assisting campaign, contact the MDS Member Assistance Center at 800.342.8747.
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