Dental assistants are responsible for providing the patient with high quality care by performing a variety of office, laboratory, and patient care duties. This usually entails helping the dentist handle patients, instruments, and supplies during the treatment of the teeth, mouth, and gums. Dental assistants also document patient care and take x-rays.
Operatory and instrument sterilization, chairside assisting during procedures, direct patient care including taking intraoral xrays and impressions. Some clerical work will also be involved, including scheduling appointments and record keeping.
Minimum education of Level 1 Certification in a Canadian College.