At The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. This blog post focuses 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 clips the bib around my neck,” and you are correct. However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.
Competent dental assistants work behind the scenes at The Sugar House Dentist. They assist during all dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling, as well as lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. They also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.
When a dental patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the necessary 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 dental implants, undergoing a routine orthodontia adjustment, or settling in for a two-hour cosmetic dental smile makeover with oral sedation, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.
The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City offers family and children’s dentistry, and a full range of cosmetic dentistry services. Without the help of our dental assistants, we couldn’t get it done. Make an appointment today.
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