A Dental Assistant is a person who helps Dentists carry out their work of giving a good dental care services to the patients and clients and taking care of the dental equipment and making a comfortable setting for the dental procedures to take place.
Dental assistants are a important to dentistry. Most of the times they are not qualified enough to do cleanings and dental procedures, they help the dentist to keep things moving smoothly. They help in getting everything ready so that there is no problem later on. There are so many more duties of a Dental Assistant other than the basic one mentioned above.
Not everyone can be a Dental Assistant. Working with the public is one of the main requirements of the job. Like any other job a person should have confidence in his abilities. A good interest in dentistry and dental field should be there and there should be a need to helping others. Dental Assistants should have good communication skills because they are the ones that help in forming relationships between the patient and dental staff.
Dental Assistants usually study the medical records with the client or the patient and help them feel comfortable before procedures take place. They can explain what the procedure is like and how it will be done. The Assistant would be present during the procedure to assist the Dentist. Even during the procedure, the assistant will help clear out the patient’s mouth, and do adjustments like with the chair, move the lights, and anything else that can make the experience comfortable for the patient and the dentist. After the procedure the assistant explains the information on any follow up treatment required to the patient as well as give the patient with information to assist in the healing process.
A Dental Assistant has to be good at time management and organizing things for the dentist. One of the most important duties a Dental Assistant has, is the proper cleaning of all dental tools. Sanitized of all the tools and equipment is a must. So a dentist can not work efficiently and comfortably without the help of an assistant which make them important for the dentistry and dental services.