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Book details
  • Genre:MEDICAL
  • SubGenre:Dentistry / Dental Assisting
  • Language:English
  • Pages:136
  • Paperback ISBN:9781893555969

How to Dental Assist

by Dr. Marlene Miles

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With a sudden shortage of Dental Assistants the book, How To Dental Assist has been written to encourage, support and lead/teach the Dental Assistant or would-be Dental Assistant toward new career goals. This will also help create essential personnel to support local dentists, and to better our communities. How to Dental Assist is an overview of the profession. It is written and illustrated in a very simple and fun way to hold the attention of young people, especially, who will fulfill the roles of Dental Assistant in dental offices. Additionally, this book would make a delightful gift for the seasoned Dental Assistant.
The book, How to Dental Assist gives a broad overview of a day in the life of a dental assistant. Standard professional practices of the dental assistant are addressed, as they are things that the average dentist would expect the applicant and employee to know and do in a dental office or clinic setting. The book helps the reader to identify if they really want to be a Dental Assistant by giving an overview of a typical working day for the assistant. How to Dental Assistant also states what being a Dental Assistant is not to help clarify things for people who may not fully understand what the assistant does. So we enter the office in the morning, on time, with the Dental Assistant and we walk with him or her as they go about getting the office and the treatment room ready for the patient. Next, we collect the patient from Reception and we go through the procedure, identifying the dentist's expectancy. Later, How to Dental Assist takes the Dental Assistant on break and also into the Dental Lab to complete procedures there, correctly. The reader then learns, generally, how to close out a day as a Dental Assistant. With appreciation, we will see the Dental Assistant tomorrow and do it all again.
About the author
Dr. Marlene Miles has been a general dentist for more than 20 years. She has lived and worked in many places. In one city, she started a community dental assistant program. In another city, she worked in a dental assisting school. She has trained numerous dental assistants and also set up a dental assisting program for her own office. She knows a lot about dentistry and dental assisting. She also is a speaker and prolific author.