Whether you’re getting your regularly-scheduled check-up or serious dental work done, it’s up to dental assistants to ensure that your experience runs as smooth and stress-free as possible. This week, we honor those that make a true difference in your smile – as well as those working toward their career goals in our Dental Assistant program – during National Dental Assistants Appreciation Week!
Dental assistants play a major role in a dentist’s office balancing technical tasks with patients’ comfort and safety. Dental assistants carry out several different tasks on a daily basis, including:
- Sterilizing equipment
- Communicating with patients regarding simple dental health maintenance or postoperative measures
- Processing x-rays and completing lab tasks
- Scheduling patient appointments
- Working with patients
This week, take time to appreciate the hard work put in by dental assistants to help brighten your smile and your experience at the dentist’s office – and if you’re interested in an exciting career that combines healthcare and technology while allowing you to work with people, learn more about becoming a Dental Assistant today!