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Dental Assistant

Dental assistants help dentists with patient care and the running of dental practices. Their tasks range from assisting during a procedure, to administration and office support work. They may be stationed at reception at times answering phones and greeting patients, or they may work in the dental surgery, alongside dentists, dental technicians, hygienists, orthodontists and other dental professionals. They usually work indoors, and may use specialised machines, instruments and equipment to perform their duties. Dental assistants play a key role in making sure patients are put at ease and that their procedures run smoothly.