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Dental assistants

Assist dentists and dental hygienists during examinations and treatments to ensure the well-being of patients at the clinic or office where you work.

 
Average salary20$ / hour
 

Description

Dental assistants assist dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists during the examination and treatment of patients and perform clerical functions. Dental assistants work in dentists' offices, community health centres, clinics and in educational institutions.

Main tasks

  • Prepare patients for dental examination and assist the dentist during the examination
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
  • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Polish teeth and clinical crowns and apply fluoride and sealant
  • Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts
  • Fabricate and place temporary crowns and restorations
  • Educate patients concerning oral hygiene
  • Invoice patients for dental services
  • Schedule patient appointments and record dental procedures performed
  • Order dental and office supplies
  • May perform intra-oral duties such as remove sutures, take and record vital signs, apply desensitizing agents, topical anaesthetic, anticariogenic agents and apply and remove rubber dams.

Training

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES (DVS)

Dental Assistance

More information

More information on this job on IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window.
certified dental assistant; certified intra-oral dental assistant; chair-side assistant - dental; dental aide; dental assistant; dental clinical assistant; intra-oral dental assistant; licensed dental assistant; preventive dental assistant; registered dental assistant.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec

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