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What does a dental assistant really do anyway?

Posted on: June 5, 2012

A dental assistant helps dentists and hygienists with everything from equipment and X-rays to keeping the patient comfortable. Here are some of the most common day-to-day duties.

  1. Prepare patients for treatments and procedures
  2. Prepare dental instruments for procedures, making sure they’re sterile and organized.
  3. Assist dentists by handing them instruments during procedures.
  4. Process X-rays and do lab tasks under the direction of a dentist.
  5. Keep records of dental treatments.

Find out more about dental assistant programs at Everest College.

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I think you forgot something. A dental assistant should at least make the patient less nervous by being nice and make sure that he is in good hands.

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