When you start your dental career as a dental assistant, you have various paths you can take to move your dental career forward. Whether you decide to move towards the business side of the dental industry or to advance your career on the clinical side, as a dental assistant, you have the room to choose where you can go.
If you are interested in advancing your dental career from the clinical prospect, then you might want to consider becoming a dental hygienist. Even though you will not be a dentist or dental specialist, you will gain more responsibility as a hygienist and allows you to pace yourself to become a dentist, if you choose. So, what can you expect?