I wouldn't recommend for people just entering the field
Dental Assistant (Former Employee) – Saginaw, MI 48601 – December 13, 2018
It is very fast paced, which is normal in a health care setting. However, there was one dentist there who was very rude to me as I assisted him, mostly while a patient was in the chair. His brash way of correcting the assistant, while the patient was in the chair, was always humiliating and unsettling, and it sometimes made patients feel uncomfortable (you could tell by looking at them). The environment was sometimes unstable. On my first day, I was told not to be afraid to ask questions. Within a month and a half I got in trouble for asking questions. The clinical part of the office was usually very disorganized. There were many instances where things wouldn't get put back in there proper place; when I would go to look for something I would get in trouble for taking too long to find it because it wasn't where it was supposed to be. Patients would often wait more than one hour (sometimes two hours) before they were either called back or before they walked out. The patients that waited were usually quite upset because they had to wait so long. I recommend googling this facility before applying for the job, the reviews will tell you all about it.