Catalog 2021-2022

Dental Assisting


The multi-service profession provides diversified employment opportunities for dental assistants, including general dentistry; group practice; specific dental specialties such as oral surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthetics, periodontics, and pedodontics; dental school clinics; and federal, state, and community clinics. Dental assistants held about 303,200 jobs nationally in 2012. Employment is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2012 through 2022.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Dental Assistants.