Can I get a job as a dental assistant with a criminal record?

We recently found some discussion in an online forum about how easy or hard it is for one to find work in a dental office if they have a criminal record.  The dialog makes for interesting (and eye-opening) reading, and several of the participants mention the laxity with which dentists perform background checking (see our article here for more discussion.

We’ve highlighted a couple of particularly interesting statements.

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