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All About Dental Assistants!

Last week was Dental Assistants Recognition week and we celebrated Flawless Dental’s dental assistants on our Facebook page. Today, we will talk a little about the role of a dental assistant within a dental practice!

What is a dental assistant?

Dental assistants play an integral role in any dental practice. They have many responsibilities, including record-keeping, scheduling, and assisting in patient care. A dental assistant’s daily duties will vary from state to state, day to day, and practice to practice.

What does a dental assistant do?

Dental assistants work closely with both dentists and dental hygienists to provide support with office and patient care. 

Some responsibilities include:

  • Sterilizing dental instruments
  • Handing instruments to dentists during procedures
  • Keeping records of dental treatments
  • Processing x-rays and completing other lab tasks (under supervision)
  • Administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and handling billing and payments

Dental assistants support dentists and dental hygienists in creating a welcoming, safe, and organized dental practice. 

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