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Dental assistantDownload as PDF Add to favorites
What are my activities in this job?Dental assistants provide assistance to dentists for treatments and examinations. They are also responsible for preparatory and post-treatment work in the patient room. They prepare X-ray images and dental impressions unassisted, plan the daily schedule, set appointments, document examinations and are responsible for issuing invoices.
Where can I work?Jobs in this field are found primarily in dental clinics, dental, oral and maxillofacial clinics, as well as in university centres for dentistry and oral/maxillofacial treatment.
What requirements must I meet?
- Intermediate school-leaving qualification; successful completion of a ten-year programme of education & training that follows the first general education school leaving certificate.
- General medical fitness
How much will the training cost?There are no costs.
Information on training & education programmes
Location of the training provider
Type of training/education
Dual training: Academic and practical
There is the option to complete further education courses after the training & education programme.
A training wage is paid that increases for each year of training.