At La Costa Dental Excellence, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care.
Today’s post focuses on the role of a dental assistant.
Dental Assistants Play An Important Role at Our Practice
You most likely think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who attaches 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 La Costa Dental Excellence. They assist Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth during dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling.
They work tirelessly and patiently during lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our skilled assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.
The Dental Assistant Makes Sure The Room is Ready For You
When a dental patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for your specific procedure. Before you are escorted to a chair in one of our pleasant patient rooms, the assistant has prepared the room.
Dental Assistants Help Keep Our Practice Clean and Sterile
At La Costa Dental Excellence, infection control is always a fundamental duty. Our dental assistants, dentists, and hygienists are vigilant about the sterilization of dental instruments and follow strict infection control protocols. The health of our patients and employees is our highest priority.
Dental assistants also prepare tray setups, make impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take X-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have an astute eye for detail and an excellent memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.
We hope today’s post has given you a greater appreciation for these indispensable members of our dental team.
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