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Dental assistants help the dental operator (Dentist or other treating Dental auxiliary) provide more efficient dental treatment. Dental operators can focus more time on providing treatment when assistants oversee the necessary but menial tasks, and by effectively becoming the operator's extra hands.
Additional recommended knowledge
The limitations to the duties dental assistants can perform is often regulated by the local dental governing body. Increasingly more assistant duties are being made legitimate to allow dental operators to focus more on dental treatment.
Traditionally, tasks which dental operators require of an assistant include:
General surgery maintenance is also usually included such as mopping floors, cleaning surfaces and the cabinetry.
Other extended duties, many depending on local dental regulations, can include:
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