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Resources for Administrative Dental Assistant Careers

Resources include sites that specifically relate to administrative dental assistant careers. Find organizations to join and increase your networking abilities. Many of these organizations and associations have their own newsletters or magazines, job databases, and certification exams. You will also find links to other relevant web sites for administrative dental assistant careers, as well as books, software or journals that can help as you build your professional knowledge.

Explore online resources in the following categories:

Dental Office Assistant and Related Associations

American Dental Assistants Association

Dental Assisting National Board

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Academy of Implant Dentistry

American Academy of Periodontology

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Association of Orthodontists

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Job Resources for Administrative Dental Assistant Careers

U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics • Occupational Outlook Handbook for Dental Assistant Careers

Dentalworkers.com • Registering gives you the ability to post your resume and access the job database

iHireDental • Search jobs, upload your resume, and receive live customer support and email notifications of new job postings that match your qualifications

HealthServicesJobs.com • Post your resume and create your portfolio, research the latest trends in administrative dental assistant careers, and search for jobs

DentalAssistantJobs.com • Search jobs, post your resume, view company profiles and more resources for administrative dental assistant careers

Dental Care Partners • View Dental Assistant employment opportunities in several states

Absolutely Healthcare • Browse healthcare and medical jobs, post your resume, obtain licensing information, review salary data, and set up a job search agent

Healthcare Jobs • Search jobs, post your resume, or sign up to receive job listings automatically by email

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Reference Sites for Dental Professions

Online Dictionary of Dental Terms

Toothpick.com- Dentist Search Engine • A national database, directory, and search engine for locating a dentist by geography, specialty, and over 20 other criteria

Medline Plus • Articles on gum disease

Cunning Dental Fun-N-Games • Tooth Fairy, Smile Fun, Dentist, Teeth, Hygienist and Dental Poems, Mazes, Clip Art and Puzzles

Academy of General Dentistry

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research • Health information, clinical trials, news and reports, and research aimed at improving oral health

Simple Steps to Better Dental Health • Preventing problems, understanding conditions, exploring treatments in dental health—a great resource for dental assistant careers

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Books, Journals and Software for Administrative Dental Assistant Careers

Amazon.com • Check out the various titles available by typing “Dental Assistant” into the search bar

The Dental Assistant Journal • Downloadable files from the American Dental Assistants Association

MedBioWorld • Links to Dentistry and Orthodontics Journals

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