How Dental Assistants Ensure Quality Dental Care

Trinity Dental Team

At Prestige Dentistry, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high standard of care.

Today’s message focuses on the role of a dental assistant.

Dental Assistants Play An Important Role at Our Practice

You most likely think of the dental assistant as: “the one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “the one who puts the bib around my neck.” And you aren’t wrong.

However, their knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.

Competent dental assistants work behind the scenes at Prestige Dentistry. They assist Dr. Jason Horwitz during dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and root canals.

They work tirelessly and patiently during lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our skilled assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.

The Dental Assistant Makes Sure The Room is Ready For You

When a dental patient arrives for their appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for your specific procedure. Before you’re escorted to a chair in one of our pleasant patient rooms, the assistant has prepared the room.

Dental Assistants Help Keep Our Practice Clean and Sterile

At Prestige Dentistry, infection control is always foremost on our minds. Our dental assistants, dentists, and hygienists are vigilant about the sterilization of dental instruments and follow strict infection control protocols. The health of our patients and employees is our highest priority.

Dental assistants also prepare tray setups, take dental impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take X-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have a keen eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.

We hope today’s post has given you a greater appreciation for these indispensable members of our dental team at Prestige Dentistry.