Kool-Soths smile teeth as Lincoln NE dentist looks for a new job
Lincoln Nebraska dental assistant Nick Linton has just completed a successful four-year stint as dental assistant to Nebraska dentist Dr. Eric W. Johnson.
In fact, Johnson is one of only four dentists in the country with a degree in dental technology.
The other two are from Colorado and California, according to the American Dental Association.
Linton spent his time helping Johnson, a man who was battling pancreatic cancer, to recover and treat his patients, according the Lincoln News Tribune.
“He’s very good,” Linton said of Johnson.
“He was able to do things that he wasn’t able to get a good surgeon to do.”
He says Johnson is doing great and has not had any issues with his patients.
But Linton says he has one request.
“I want to know if I’m going to have a good dental appointment with him or if I can get another dental assistant for him,” he said.
Lincoln dental assistant says he needs more people in the fieldTo help make dental assistants more appealing to the public, the American Dentist Association recently created a website to encourage job seekers to apply for the position.
On the website, applicants must complete a short questionnaire and provide their contact information.
Applicants will also be asked to upload a resume and pay $20 for their time.
In response to the growing demand, the association created a position for dental assistants that would take about 10 minutes per patient.
“Dentists have been in a tough spot in the last couple of years,” said Dr. Steven L. Lavin, president of the American Association of Dental Surgeons.
“They’re not going to get another job in their career and dentists are really struggling to get jobs in the profession.
So this is a great opportunity for dentists to really build on their skills and help our patients.”
Linton has already taken the leap and says he plans to apply to the job in January.