Understanding Polishing: The Dental Assistant’s Perspective

16 January 2020

Dental hygienists perform approximately 200 MILLION prophylaxis procedures annually. Now, we’re calling all Dental Assistants! Many states have changed their practice act, allowing the expanded function Dental Assistant to perform some of these procedures, such as coronal polishing. 

Working alongside the hygienist as hygiene treatment coordinators, they help to make the department even more functional and productive. In fact, in the majority of dental offices it is the dental assistant who is in charge of ordering supplies, often choosing which products the hygiene department will use. 

Read the article to understand the many factors will help Dental Assistants better meet both the doctors’ and patients’ expectations, and how Dental Hygienists and the rest of the practice can work together more than ever before to run as smooth as possible.