March 7th through the 13th is National Dental Assistants Week. To celebrate, our office wants to recognize our dental assistants and thank them for all of their hard work. Jeana, Michelle, Victoria, Julissa, Jazmine, Kassandra, and Michelle help to make Summit Family Dentistry what it is. We couldn’t do what we do without them. Keep reading to see just how much dental assistants help dental offices, and don’t forget to thank the dental assistants in your life!
What Do Dental Assistants Do?
The job of a dental assistant is to keep things running smoothly in the office. They have a variety of different responsibilities, in fact, it’s not unusual for a dental assistant’s schedule to look very different on a day-to-day basis. Sterilizing equipment and dental tools between every single patient is one of their critical tasks. You may also work with one of our dental assistants when you need X-rays or a dental impression taken for a mouthguard or orthodontic work. Dental assistants also take care of front office tasks. This includes checking patients in and out, filing insurance claims, and sorting out any billing issues that may arise.
What Else Do Dental Assistants Do?
A dental assistant may be the first to examine your smile during an appointment. They will make notes about things they believe your dentist should take a close look at. Dental assistants also provide an extra set of hands during all kinds of dental treatments. If you choose to use dental sedation during a treatment, a dental assistant is always present to monitor how much sedative is being administered. They also monitor your vital signs to ensure that everything is happening according to plan. Dental assistants are heavily involved in every aspect of dentistry, and dentists could not do what they do without their help!
How Can You Make Your Dental Assistant Smile This Week?
Our team loves working with patients every day and helping them feel great about their oral health and the cosmetic appearance of their smiles. All we ask of patients is that they stick to a thorough at-home oral care routine. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing and wearing a mouthguard when necessary. Visiting our office routinely for preventive care will also brighten your smile in addition to putting a smile on your dental assistant’s face! However, if you really want to make your dental assistant’s day, some words of encouragement and a simple “thank you” can really go a long way! Need to schedule your next dental visit? Contact our Littleton, CO office and we’ll find a convenient time for you to visitContact Us