Who is a Dental Assistant?

Who is a Dental Assistant?

Dental assistant is a crucial member of a dental team. He/she facilitates dental treatment through four handed dentistry, prepares patients for pre-op and post-op care, obtaining dental records, take radiographs, process dental x-rays and ensure the quality of infection control in the dental office.

Dental assistants can also find themselves instructing and attending to the patients on general health care, scheduling, insurance coding, billing, and telephone calls. There are many more reasons to take on a new career as a dental assistant but a good dental assistant is always a team player, passionate about patient care, motivated to learn and grow professionally.