Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series focuses on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At ACI Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in just four months, with the hands-on training, skills and credentials you’ll need for your new career.
In this blog post, we will be discussing the Dental Administrative Assistant position.
Where Do Dental Administrative Assistants Work?
Dental administrative assistants work in adult and pediatric dental practices of all sizes.
What Does A Dental Administrative Assistant Do?
Dental administrative assistants are the first to greet patients as they enter the office. The majority of their job is customer service, but they also are handing the following:
- Clerical duties such as scheduling appointments
- Greeting patients as they arrive
- Answering phone calls
- Handling insurance claims
- Monitoring office inventory
- Updating patient electronic health records (EHR)
- Providing dental billing and coding support
- Providing follow-ups to patients so they don’t miss an appointment
- Obtaining insurance information to make sure that the coverage is verified
- Managing patient inflow and scheduling appointments properly
Dental administrative assistants spend a lot of time at their desks, working with patient documents, different forms, and computer systems. As an administrative assistant, they are the person who coordinates the office and makes sure that the dentist and other dental staff members are updated of what’s happening in the front office.
What is the Job Outlook for Dental Administrative Assistants?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of dental administrative assistants is projected to grow 7% from 2019-2029. Ongoing research continues to indicate that general health and dental health are linked, and this will lead to an increase in jobs for the dental industry over time.
What is the Average Salary for Dental Administrative Assistants?
According to Zip Recruiter, as of March 2021, the average annual salary for dental administrative assistants in the United States is $36,005.
Interested in Becoming a Dental Administrative Assistant in NJ?
By completing our Medical & Dental Administrative Assistant Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a dental administrative assistant in just four months.