EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL ASSISTING2
NATURE OF WORK
Dental assistants are not the same asdental hygienists in that they do notperorm clinical tasks. Dental assistants work under the supervision o dentists andperorm patient care, oce, and laboratory duties.Dental assistant tasks include: disinectinginstruments and equipment, obtainingdental records, providing the dentist withassistance, scheduling appointments,receiving patients, sending bills, andreceiving payments. Tey also instructpatients on general oral health care.In some oces, dental assistants preparematerials or impressions, make casts o teeth, take x-rays, process x-ray lm, and make temporary crowns. Tere are dental assistants who perorm strictly oce duties, laboratory duties, patient care or a bit o allthree. Here is a day in the lie o dental assistants .Dental Assistant who perorms patient care:
instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care
cement and place rubber dams on teeth to isolate them or individual treatmentDental Assistant who perorms laboratory duties:
• Dental assistants are not the same as dental hygienists.They do not perform clinical tasks. Dental assistantswork under the supervision of dentists and performpatient care, ofce, and laboratory duties.• The
annual salary is $37,000 .•In order to become a dental assistant a 10-12 monthtraining program with an earned certicate at the end isrequired.• Dental Assisting careers are projected to increase 29% inthe next six years.• You can apply to start training in this exciting eld.