The purpose of this research project is to assess how dental assistants feel about the profession and which other career paths they might take.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. The online survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and your responses will be confidential.

Thank you so much for taking the time to help us with this important project!

* 1. Which BEST describes your dental profession?

* 2. How many years have you been working in the dental profession?

* 3. In which state do you currently work?

* 4. What is your gender?

* 5. What is your age group?

* 6. Which best describes your dental assisting education background?

* 7. Do you feel the entry-level educational requirements for dental assisting are adequate?

* 8. What minimum level of education for entry-level dental assistants would you recommend?

* 9. When working with dealers such as Henry Schein, Patterson, Benco, etc., how much of the ordering do you do for your dental practice?

* 10. In your opinion, how much control do you have over the selection of which products and brands are purchased for the dental practice?

* 11. What influences your product/purchase choices? Please check all that apply.

* 12. Are you a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA)?