Based on 2,727 responses, the job of Dental Assistant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.84 out of 5. On average, Dental Assistants are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Dental Assistant?
"Hands On Is The Best Way To Learn."
On the job training and hands on experience is the best way to learn dental assisting.
"A stressful yet fullfilling place to work."
Pros: I like the people I work with and how the office is managed. I love my boss and how he treats me. I feel satisfied at the end of the day from the work I have done.
Cons: The pay. And there are no incentives like bonus. I also have been given no holiday pay, vacation pay, or retirement benefits.
Pros: The busy atmosphere, meeting new people, scrubs,
"Challenging and Rewarding."
Pros: I travel to remote locations to help provide care to people who wouldnt get it otherwise. These people live in areas you can only get to by plane or boat. Theres no roads leading to them. For them traveling to see a doctor could cost them a couple thousand. We come to them.
Cons: Its to expensive to fly out to see my own family. My potential to learn new skills and advance is impeded due to the limited services we can provide.
Do your research before falling into the wrong hands! I was missing dental assisting and found someone looking. I trusted what they told me and am really sorry I took the job! Dental assisting is suppose to be a very rewarding job ~ well at least it use to be! I took a huge cut in pay but was reassured I would be compensated after my trial period. It's now over two years...YES I said two years I have stayed at this place! I'm not a quitter for the most part and quite frankly I am currently interviewing in other offices. I have only been handed more to do, have my hours be in the on call form, constantly disrespected/cut down, nothing is good enough! Red Flag also is telling have allot of write offs in the insurance area = you or anyone else is not getting a raise! Meanwhile office remodels being done, new BMW in parking lot, hundred thousand dollar home remodels being done, trips to Europe, cruises, and so on...Can't pay you what we promised!! I work hard and want to be paid the same!
"Office enviornment, stressful."
Pros: Making crowns, management,
Cons: Stress, filling in for people out all the time, expectations of perfection.
Pros: I love dental I find it so interesting.
Cons: Stressful, made to do things which I feel uncomfortable doing, late nights and no overtime.