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What is a Dental Assistant

A dental assistant is a qualified individual who supports a dentist and the dental team. A dental assistant can perform a variety of tasks in a dental office, that could include individualized patient care, office duties, and laboratory duties. A dental assistant can help with the efficiency of a dentist with the delivery of quality health care and is regarded as a very valuable member of a dental team. Most dental assistants that choose to work in the field of dentistry should have strong communication skills, enjoy working with others as a team, an interest in science, an understanding of the human body, and the aptitude to problem solve.

The duties of a dental assistant are sometimes considered to be the most comprehensive in a dental office. A dental assistant performs many tasks that will require them to have both the interpersonal and technical skills that are needed to become a dental assistant. Most state regulations will vary from state to state, but some of the responsibilities of a dental assistant could include:

  • Assisting the dentist with various treatment procedures
  • Taking dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Helping patients feel comfortable during and after a dental treatment
  • Giving the patient the needed instructions for oral care after surgery or other dental procedures
  • Recording information about the patient’s medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • Sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Teaching patients the importance of proper oral health
  • Performing various office tasks
  • Communicating with patients and suppliers
  • Direct patient care in all fields of dental specialities, including pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and periodontics

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