At Oceanside Dental Excellence, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. Today’s message will focus on the duties of our dental team. You possibly think of the dental assistant as, “the one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me” or “the one who attaches the bib around my neck” and you are right. However, their knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.
Competent dental teams work behind the scenes at Oceanside Dental Excellence to provide patients with advanced general dentistry in Oceanside. They assist Dr. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth during all dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling, as well as lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our competent assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.
When a dental patient arrives for their appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for the specific procedure. Before the patient is escorted to a chair in one of our pleasant patient rooms, the assistant has made sure the room is ready. Whether the patient is receiving porcelain veneers, undergoing routine general dentistry in Oceanside, or settling in for a two-hour cosmetic dental smile makeover with oral sedation, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.
At Oceanside Dental Excellence, infection control is always a top priority. 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 may also prepare tray setups, take dental impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take x-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have an astute eye for detail and a first-rate memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.
At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we provide general and cosmetic dental procedures including cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. If you’re interested in general dentistry in Oceanside, then call us to schedule an appointment. To reach us for an examination or consultation, call 760-439-3400.