At Wilson Dental Group, each member of our team helps us operate smoothly and provide an excellent standard of care. Today’s post will focus on the duties of a dental assistant.
You most likely think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who attaches the bib around my neck,” and you are correct. However, their knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.
Competent dental assistants work behind the scenes at Wilson Dental Group. They assist our dentists during all procedures, from basic oral examinations to lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our competent assistants also work with our dental hygienists during cleanings and patient instruction.
When a dental patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the specific treatment. Before he/she is escorted to a chair in one of our comfortable patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready.
At Wilson Dental Group, infection control is always foremost in our minds. Our dental assistants, dentists, and hygienists are vigilant about the sterilization of dental instruments and follow strict infection control protocols. The health of our patients and employees is our highest priority.
Dental assistants may also prepare tray setups, make impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take x-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have an astute eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.
To set up an appointment for a checkup and cleaning, call our office today. We have evening and weekend hours to accommodate your busy schedule.
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