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  • Dental Assistants

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Dental Aide
  • Dental Assistant (DA)
  • Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant (Dental Assistant, CDA)
  • Dental Assistant, Office Coordinator
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Dentist Attendant
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (CDA, EFDA)
  • Certified Orthodontic, Pedodontic Dental Assistant (Certified Ortho, Pedo Dental Asst)
  • Certified Registered Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)
  • Expanded Function Dental Assistant
  • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
  • Lead Dental Assistant
  • Lead Dental Assistant and Certified Implant Auxiliary
  • Licensed Dental Assistant
  • Pediatric Clinic Coordinator, Certified Dental Assistant (Pediatric Clinic Coordinator, CDA)
  • Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Senior Expanded Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant
  • Surgical Dental Assistant
  • Treatment Coordinator, Dental Assistant

O*NET-SOC Description

  • Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.


  • Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
  • Clean teeth, using dental instruments.
  • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Order and monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
  • Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete insurance forms, and maintain records, manually or using computer.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.