Dental Assistants

Dental assistants are key members of the dental health team – they are greatly appreciated and should be encouraged to grow and advance their careers. The multi-taskers of the office, they are crucial in supporting the dentists and other staff members perform procedures.

If you’re looking for a change in environment or you’ve just completed your studies, finding the right role is extremely important.

A dental assistant

A typical day in the life of a dental assistant

Every day differs depending on the practice that you work at, but most people would agree that it is exciting and satisfying work. Your daily routine will most likely consist of the following activities:

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Preparing treatment rooms and materials for appointments and procedures

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Assisting dentists, hygienists and therapists in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth and gums

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Developing and mounting X-rays, operating high tech dental lab equipment and diagnostic tools (if properly certified)

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Acting as the first point of contact for patients at reception including taking payment and assisting with insurance enquiries, booking appointments and preparing them for procedures

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Formal qualifications, whilst not essential at all practices, increase your chances of getting paid the right wage and progressing up the career ladder. Completing a Certificate III in Dental Assisting or the more advanced Certificate IV, which covers subjects such as radiography, practice administration and general anaesthesia, are a worthwhile investment for your career.

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