The healthcare field has had a rough time in the last five years. There are far more patients now and there are more vacant job positions. There is a great need for more people to fill doctor, nurse, nursing assistant, dentist and dental assistant roles than ever before. Patients need quality healthcare.
They need people who care about their health and who care about them. It does not matter if it is their ankle bone, their heart or their mouth. A dental assistant is a vital asset to the dentist office and in this article we will begin to uncover how great a role they play and how you can make a difference in the lives of so many people.
Having questions about this field of dentistry is natural and hopefully you will find the answers that you are looking for or at least get enough of a start to want to find out more information on your own.
What is a dental hygienist?
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A dental hygienist works under the supervision of a dentist. They will work with the patient on good oral hygiene and help them with cavity preventing practices such as by applying sealants and fluorides to the teeth.
They also remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. They also perform the same roles that a dental assistant will perform such as working with the dentist during oral surgery, with orthodontic devices or removing stitches etc.
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