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The Dental Assistant specialty is generally very female-friendly with a large majority (86%) of providers reporting as female compared to only 13% reporting as male. People living in California, Oregon, Ohio, Washington, and Texas enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Dental Assistant providers practice. In all, there are 1,785 registered Dental Assistant providers in the United States with over 374 of those located in California alone while around 160 chose to practice in Oregon. Dental Assistant providers have been assigned the 126800000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level II Classification. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.
Overall, Dental Assistant specialists practice in 51 different states/territories.
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An individual who may or may not have completed an accredited dental assisting education program and who aids the dentist in providing patient care services and performs other nonclinical duties in the dental office or other patient care facility. The scope of the patient care functions that may be legally delegated to the dental assistant varies based on the needs of the dentist the educational preparation of the dental assistant and state dental practice acts and regulations. Patient care services are provided under the supervision of a dentist. To avoid misleading the public, no occupational title other than dental assistant should be used to describe this dental auxiliary.