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ROLE OF THE DENTAL ASSISTANT

The Dental Assistant has responsibilities in the two areas that comprise a dental practice

             TO THE PATIENT AND TO THE DOCTOR

TO THE PATIENT

  • greet the patient
  • escort patient to treatment area
  • seat the patient (proper dental chair adjustment)
  • comfort the patient with conversation
  • drape the patient
  • describe the procedures to be performed
  • emphasize the benefits of the procedure(s) to the patient
  • elaborate on the Dentist's expertise to perform the procedures
  • at conclusion of treatment, readjust chair, dismiss patient

TO THE DOCTOR

  • charting (record patient's oral condition during dental examination)
  • x-rays (take, develop and mount)
  • assist dentist in performing procedures on patient
  • prepare appropriate materials for procedures to be performed
  • sterilize instruments
  • set up instrument trays
  • prepare treatment rooms in compliance with infection control standards
  • inventory dental supplies

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