dental assistant

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A person who assists a dentist. Formerly this was often a young woman or adolescent girl who was trained on the job by the dentist. Formal training is available in technical colleges. The occupational risks may include mercury poisoning from mixing the amalgam used to fill teeth and radiation exposure from dental x-ray machines.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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