Dental assistants held about 280,000 jobs in 2006. Almost all jobs for
dental assistants were in offices of dentists. A small number of jobs were
in the Federal, State, and local governments or in offices of physicians.
About 35 percent of dental assistants worked part time, sometimes in more
than one dental office.
Source: Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook
Handbook, 2008-09 Edition