Dental assistants are a vital part of the dental office and they are typically the first point of contact that
the patient will have at the dentist and can leave a great first impression. In the United States, there are
over 250 million people who see the dentist yearly, dental assistants help make that possible and are by
the dentist’s side every day. Here are just a couple of reasons why a dental assistant plays such an
important role in every dental office.
Dental Assistants fight germs
It is critical that every piece of dental equipment that is used is safe and sterile. Dental assistants are
trained on the best ways to keep the germs and bacteria away with sterilization habits. At Paradise
Dental, our assistants pride themselves on our 11 step sterilization process to ensure that we are not
only meeting but, also exceeding the CDC standards. This wouldn’t be possible without our state-of-
the-art, hands-free center.
Dental Assistants play a vital role in your overall care
When a patient comes into the office, they will likely be greeted by the dental assistant prior to meeting
with the dentist. They have the opportunity to make a patient comfortable and ease any stress or
discomfort a patient may be feeling. In addition, they will help patients be prepared for the exams, take
and develop x-rays, and offer a variety of assistance to the dentist depending on the appointment and
At Paradise Dental, we love our dental assistants. We understand the important role that they play in
our office and how they help our team function as they should be. We can’t wait to see you again for
any dental procedure or your continued care appointment. To schedule an appointment at our dental office in Salem, MA or if you have any questions, call us at 781-780-2246 or contact us on our website.