In a dentist office, patients may only recognize the jobs done by the hygienist, the dentist and those at the front desk. However, there is one more person behind the scenes that helps get things done. A dental assistant aids both the dentist and hygienist in their respective jobs, while completing additional tasks around the office. Here are five things you may not have realized they do:
1. Maintenance of tools
One of the main responsibilities the students learn at college is how to care for and maintain the tools that hygienists and dentists use. They make sure all the tools are properly cleaned and sterilized before and after each patient. They also must make sure the tools are functioning properly before laying them out. Dental assisting colleges also teach students to assist doctors during root canals and cavity filings.
2. Patient Interaction
When patients enter the office, they may … Read More