Who is a Dental Assistant?

Who is a Dental Assistant

The definition of a Dental Assistant is a person who supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment rooms, patient instruments and passing of instruments and performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

We are so much more then that let me tell you! A Dental Assistant offers so many added skills and attributes to our dental industry. A Dental Assistant must be able to adapt to different situations quickly, be able to think on their feet, multi-task throughout their day, by which they can ensure exceptional patient care, meeting the needs and requirements of their dentist, inflection control, surgery preparations, sterilisation and reception/administrative tasks just to name a few!

Dental Assistant’s provide care, kindness, support, a listening ear and a friendly smile not only to their patients but to the general public, their practitioner and team members. A person who can give all of this is considered to be “an ideal candidate” and Dental Assistant but be rest assured that these traits can be taught and learnt by all as long as you have passion and drive for your job.

Does this sound like a career for you?

If so, call Dental Connect Recruitment (DCR) for more information and a friendly supportive chat and we can give you advice which may assist you with a great connection to a fantastic, always changing and challenging industry.