Dental receptionists greet people at a dentist's office, assist clients, schedule appointments and perform other administrative tasks.
Dental receptionists greet people at a dentist's office, assist clients, schedule appointments and perform other administrative tasks. You may work for a dentist's office or for a dental distribution or manufacturing company. You may also be called an admitting clerk, appointment clerk or information desk clerk.
Generally, dental receptionists:
This job requires: High School
This job requires 0 - 2 years of work experience.
As a dental receptionist, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person, on the phone and in writing with clients, other visitors, the dentist and other staff. You also need to write down phone messages and write letters or other documents.
Receptionist positions are usually considered entry-level jobs. Job opportunities for dental receptionists will increase as workers retire or change jobs. You need good computer skills because you do most of your work on a computer.
The work prospects for this job are: FAIR
The average hourly wage for this job is: C$15.38/hour.
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Many college programs and bridging programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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