Dental Assistants are important to the Dentist because he simply cannot do everything himself! As Assistants, we help the Dentist with suctioning, instrument passing, retracting the tongue or cheeks during procedures, and preparing patients for dental procedures. We also write notes in patient charts, handle the charting for dental insurance claims, and make future appointments for the patients.
|Dental Assistant with Dentist|
Dental Assistants are important to the patient. As Assistants, we explain procedures and acquire the patients consent for a dental procedure. We help the patient with comfort in the patient chair and ensure they understand post-procedure instructions. We call the patients in follow-up care and ensure that they are happy and healthy in their dental health. It is important to be empathetic to patients needs and concerns, and to work with them to achieve optimal comfort and satisfaction.
|Dental Assistant with Patient|
Dental Assistants are important to each other. In every dental office, the entire staff work as a TEAM. There are often times an assistant must take extra time to speak to their patient, or may need an extra set of hands to clean the treatment room or sterilize the instruments. As an assistant, each of us looks out for the other and helps when it is needed. As a functioning dental office team, the entire day will run smoothly with everyone helping each other stay on task and on time!