A dental assistant in the state of Arkansas may perform basic supportive dental procedures under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist. There are no education or training requirements for this level of dental assisting in Arkansas. High school students interested in a future career as a dental assistant should take courses inbiology, chemistry, health, and office practices.
Meet A Dental Assistant
Dental assistants have many tasks, ranging from patient care to record keeping. Their duties vary by state and by the dentists’ offices where they work. Dental assistants must be reliable, work well with others, and have good manual dexterity. According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for dental assistants is excellent. This occupation is projected to grow faster, through 2018, than other occupations that require only on-the-job training or experience.