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A Day in the Life of a Dental Assistant

25 FEB 2014

Dental assistants are possibly the most hard-working employees in a dental clinic. From taking care of all of the patient scheduling and billing, to ensuring that all of the instruments used by the dentist and the dental hygienist are not only clean and sterilized but readily available, they perform a wealth of duties. Training to become a dental assistant is a rewarding and enriching experience, as this blog by the National Academy of Health and Business points out, and it’s much more accessible than you might think! Dental assistants are in great demand right now, as the dental industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and more and more people desire to keep their teeth in perfect condition. So if you’d like to see what a day in the life of a dental assistant entails, then check out this blog post. Maybe dentistry is your calling!

“Dental assistants have to possess excellent communication skills, as they are usually the first person in the office that patients will see. They should be able to make the patient feel relaxed and comfortable and attend to any needs that they might have. Whether this is making children feel more comfortable by getting them a toy, or just thoroughly explaining the procedure to a patient, having a sense of empathy and an excellent handle on verbal communication is essential.

While dental assistants don’t necessary get the recognition that dentists do, their range of tasks and duties are integral to dental clinics and there’s no way that any clinic could operate without them.”