Dental Assistant

As chairside assistants, Intra Oral Dental Assistants are expected to receive and prepare patients for treatment; sterilize, prepare and set out dental instruments and materials; process x-rays; assist dentists during dental procedures; record dental procedures performed; educate patients; polish clinical crowns and apply fluoride; apply dental dams, pit and fissure sealants, desensitizing agents, topical anesthesia, acid etch materials and cavity bases and liners; take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts; apply and remove matrices and wedges; remove sutures; place and fabricate temporary crowns and restorations; and expose radiographs (x-rays).

Dental assistants may also take an administrative assistant role where they will be required to answer telephone calls and/or co-ordinate appointment schedules.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND WORK

  • dental offices
  • community health centres
  • educational institutions
  • clinics

Job Titles and Oppurtuinites

  • CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT
  • CERTIFIED INTRA ORAL DENTAL ASSISTANT
  • CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT
  • DENTAL AIDE
  • DENTAL ASSISTANT DENTAL CLINICAL ASSISTANT
  • INTRA ORAL DENTAL ASSISTANT
  • LICENSED DENTAL ASSISTANT
  • PREVENTIVE DENTAL ASSISTANT
  • REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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