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    What Does a Dental Assistant Do?

    • Assist Dentists in all treatment procedures 
    • Prepare work area for treatments and procedures
    • Ensure that patients are comfortable in the dental chair
    • Sterilize dental instruments and disinfect the patient treatment rooms
    • Handle dental instruments for dentists during procedures and have everything ready for the dental procedure
    • Dry patients’ mouths using suction and other equipment
    • Instruct patients in proper post-op instructions
    • Take and potentially develop radiographs and complete lab tasks
    • Help maintain accurate dental records of dental treatments and patients’ conditions
    • Take dental impressions, make temporary dental crowns, assemble dental syringes, and take intra-oral photos
    • Schedule patient appointments
    • Work with patients on billing and payment