|Some of our Dental Assisting Students and their Instructor|
What does it take to be a Dental Assistant?
As a Dental Assistant, you will be expected to provide a variety of services. For example, a Dental Assistant will work very closely with the Dentist and must learn to assist him in each service or procedure done on a patient. The Assistant is expected to know how to sterilize the intruments and patient rooms, as well as set-up treatment areas and proper instruments for the procedures.
A Dental Assistant is expected to be an outgoing person with a comforting personality. It is the Assistants responsiblity to calm nervous patients, explain procedures, and create discussions that will distract the patients from their dental work.
In addition to all these tasks, a Dental Assistant may be required to perform lab work such as take molds of teeth and create stone models for various procedures. A Dental Assistant is also expected to know how to answer the phone, schedule appointments, and take payments from patients.
Our Dental Assisting School in Utah County has created a program that will teach each student the skills and training needed for any Dental Assisting job they may encounter. We have excellent staff and instructors willing to take the time needed for individualized attention and are trained in many dental specialties. For more information, feel free to check out our website or call today to make an appointment for a tour and orientation. We are excited for you to join us in this amazing profession!