At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high standard of care. This blog post focuses on the role of the dental assistant.
Dental Assistants Play An Important Role at Our Practice
You may 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 right.
However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is more extensive than you may realize.
When a patient arrives for an 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 Vanguard Dental Group, 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, take dental impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take X-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have a keen eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.
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