What Do Dental Assistants And Hygienists Do?
When you visit a dental clinic, you’ll interact with different staff members, including dental assistants and hygienists. Here’s an overview of their roles and of the things they can help with.
- Dental assistants greet patients, do admin / reception work, and get rooms and tools ready before each procedure.
- Some assistants can apply fluoride to teeth and take X-rays.
- Hygienists mainly perform cleanings, exams, take X-rays, apply sealants, and take and interpret X-rays.
Both assistants and hygienists help the dentist take the best possible care of each patient.