When you visit a dental clinic, you’ll interact with different staff members, including dental assistants and hygienists. Here’s an overview of their roles and of the things they can help with.Key takeaways:
Dental assistants greet patients, do admin / reception work, and get rooms and tools ready before each procedure.
Some assistants can apply fluoride to teeth and take X-rays.
Hygienists mainly perform cleanings, exams, take X-rays, apply sealants, and take and interpret X-rays.