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    Default What Does A Dental Assistant Do?

    I want to know what does a dental assistant do exactly. I know I know, bit silly question, and yes I have been in dentist before. The reason I am asking is, when you go to dentist, all that dental assistant is doing is handing various items to dentist and uses dental suction pipe. It all seems very easy and simple, I am just curious if dental assistants need to take some sort of training course and have qualification or anybody can just go and apply for the job. If this is really a general knowledge thing then I should get lot of responses here.

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    A dental assistant is mainly required to perform certain jobs that are needed before an operation is to take place. He is the one who arranges each and every dental instrument, equipments, collects and keeps track of patient histories, assists the dentist while the surgery is in the process, arranges for amalgams and composites and cement, and what not. In one word he is one who is inseparable and a dentist is nowhere without his presence.

    A dental assistant despite performing so many functions mentioned above has got some more expanded functions of his including; matrices and wedges; removing or placing rubber dams, and also carving and finishing restorations with sealing materials.

    But in any case a dental assistant can to perform under an "expanded functions" remaining under direct strict of a dentist. This means that dentist himself needs to check the condition of the patient, prescribe treatments and supervise the procedure. More precisely a dentist needs to evaluate the dental assistants job before patients leaves the clinic.

    In addition to this, a dental assistant need to possess a clear idea to be able to do procedures related to the dental infection. There are other areas also where extreme expertise that includes sterilization, disinfecting instruments by cleaning them, and disinfection of treatment room.

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    Dental assisting is a great career choice for many people. Hours are often flexible, working conditions excellent and demand strong.* Training for a dental assisting career can often be completed in less than a year.

    If you are considering a career in dental assisting, you may be wondering: Exactly what do dental assistants do? Is the dental assistant the person who cleans teeth? Do they run the office? Do they take X-rays?

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    Dental assistants play a crucial role in dental health team. Being a multi-skilled professional,
    dental assistants perform laboratory and office duties involved in different types of patient health care.
    One can find a great career in the field.
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    A dental assistant will help out the dentist in any way possible. Mainly he will arrange and set up the workspace accordingly, make sure the place is looking good an occasionally do some paperwork. It's quite a good job, and definitely good for experience if you're considering become a dentist further down the line.
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    Default What does a dental assistant do?

    Dental assisting is a great career choice for many people. Hours are often flexible, working conditions excellent and demand strong.* Training for a dental assisting career can often be completed in less than a year.

    If you are considering a career in dental assisting, you may be wondering: Exactly what do dental assistants do? Is the dental assistant the person who cleans teeth? Do they run the office? Do they take X-rays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JZ12 View Post
    I want to know what does a dental assistant do exactly. I know I know, bit silly question, and yes I have been in dentist before. The reason I am asking is, when you go to dentist, all that dental assistant is doing is handing various items to dentist and uses dental suction pipe. It all seems very easy and simple, I am just curious if dental assistants need to take some sort of training course and have qualification or anybody can just go and apply for the job. If this is really a general knowledge thing then I should get lot of responses here.
    Dental assisting is a great career choice for many people. Hours are often flexible, working conditions excellent and demand strong.* Training for a dental assisting career can often be completed in less than a year.

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