A Day In The Life
Health Sciences Industry
Projected job openings through 2028
Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
Record and review patient medical histories.
Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
Feel and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.
Expose and develop x-ray film.
Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
Maintain dental equipment and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.
Feel lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.
Provide clinical services or health education to improve and maintain the oral health of patients or the general public.
Apply fluorides or other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Medicine and Dentistry
Customer and Personal Service