Dental assistants support the whole team
A confident and capable dental assistant (DA) contributes to the productivity of the entire practice.
While DAs are not required to obtain any formal qualifications, additional training is strongly recommended to build the necessary skills and confidence. A Certificate III in Dental Assisting is offered by ADAQ Training. This entry level qualification teaches all the skills required to be a successful dental assistant.
A well-trained dental assistant allows the dentist, oral health therapist and dental hygienist to focus on treatment. By being prepared a dental assistant can reduce hinderances during appointments, allowing the team to move to the next patient faster.
Without formal training in oral health, it can be challenging to understand the process of dental treatments. By investing in your dental assistant’s education, they can gain a further understating of the dentist’s role – allowing them to better anticipate needs and be of greater assistance.
Utilising a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as ADAQ Training, can take the pressure off the rest of the team to find time to train a new dental assistant in a busy practice setting.
Providing elevated patient care
Additional coaching helps to boost confidence. If your dental
assistant feels comfortable in their clinical role, they can improve other
skills, like client care and rapport building.
Delivering excellent care and treatment should be a priority
for any dental practice. The dental assistant plays a big role in the patient’s
overall experience. Dental assistants are known for providing emotional support
and having excellent chair-side manner. But a stressed or nervous dental
assistant, cannot be expected to deliver excellent service. Patients can tell
if someone on the dental team feels unsettled, which could harm their trust in
those providing their care.
Having a calm and knowledgeable dental assistant makes for a
better patient experience. And happy patients will return for future
Keeping your practice up to standard
Dental assistants are often responsible for preparing and cleaning the dental surgery. It is essential that dental assistants are well trained in infection control protocols and know how to properly sterilise and disinfect dental instruments in the clinic.
Outside of clinic work and patient care, dental assistants can also complete administrative tasks. In a Certificate III, dental assistants are taught how to correctly maintain medical records and practice administration.
Want to support your dental assistant get their qualifications? Learn more about why you should choose ADAQ Training.