Dental assistants are educated and trained individuals who aid dentists and dental hygienists in various clinical procedures and administrative tasks. A dental assistant’s primary responsibility is to prepare the dental office for patient appointments. However, dental assistants also assist in numerous procedures (e.g., administering x-rays, cleaning teeth, surgery, etc.) being conducted on patients. Carrying out these tasks allows dentists and dental hygienists to concentrate exclusively on patient treatment.
There are a number of skills and qualities a student interested in pursuing a career as a dental assistant must encompass. Dental assistants must have good interpersonal skills. They are in constant contact with dentists, patients, and other staff members therefore, they must be able to communicate well and convey information in a polite and courteous manner...Read More