Dental Assisting

Dental assistants are a significant and valuable member of the dental health case team. They perform a wide variety of duties including working chairside as dentists examine and treat patients, taking and developing dental x-rays, removing sutures, and applying anti-cavity agents to teeth. Some dental assistance also perform laboratory duties like scheduling and confirming patients, filing patient's treatment records, billing, and ordering dental supplies. Dental assistants greatly increase a dentist's ability to efficiently deliver quality care and assist in making patients as comfortable as possible.