At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, each member of our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high standard of care. This post will focus on the duties of a dental assistant.
You probably think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who puts the bib around my neck,” and you are right. However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.
Dental assistants work behind the scenes at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. They assist during all dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling, as well as lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our competent assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.
When a patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the specific procedure. Before he/she is escorted to a chair in one of our comfortable patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready.
Whether the patient is receiving teeth whitening, undergoing a routine orthodontia adjustment, or settling in for a two-hour cosmetic dental smile makeover, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.
Dental assistants may also prepare tray setups, take impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take x-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have a sharp eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.
As you can see, dental assistants are essential and highly valued members of our team, at Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in North Dallas. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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