Registered Dental Assistants (RDAs) are two parts scrub nurse, one part caregiver, and one part care coordinator – so much more than sucking spit! Most of dentistry is four handed for efficiency and to achieve superior quality, so RDAs are an indispensable part of the team. RDAs also polish teeth, apply fluoride, place sealants, and teach oral hygiene.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for this profession is on the rise nationally. Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 25% from 2012-2022. A report from The Pathways to Prosperity Network indicates local growth in the field as well. From 2014-2024, the Projected Number of Dental Assistant Jobs in RUTHERFORD COUNTY ALONE will increase 28%. Become a part of this exciting profession!