-Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
-Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
-Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
-Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist.
s access; suctioning; passing instruments.
-Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient.
-Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
-Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
-Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory
.-Educates patients by giving oral hygiene plaque control, and postoperative instructions
.-Documents dental care services by charting in patient records
.-Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
-Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
.-Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols
.-Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer.
s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.