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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

12020 Dental Assistant

Provide assistance to the dentist by receiving and preparing patients for dental treatment, preparing materials and equipment for use by the dentist, assisting dentist at chairside or bedside in the treatment of patients, taking dental radiographs and maintaining records related to appointments, examinations, treatment and supplies. May work in general dentistry or in a specialized field of dentistry such as prosthodontics or oral surgery.