Medigy: Dental Auxiliaries
Dental auxiliaries are individuals who work alongside dentists to provide support and assistance in the delivery of dental care. They may include dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory technicians.
Dental assistants typically work chair-side with the dentist, preparing and sterilizing instruments, taking X-rays, and making impressions. They also assist the dentist during procedures and may provide basic patient care such as taking vital signs and providing post-operative instructions.
Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who provide preventive and therapeutic care, including teeth cleaning, scaling and root planing, fluoride treatments, and patient education on oral hygiene.
Dental laboratory technicians, also known as dental technologists, fabricate dental prostheses such as dentures, bridges, and crowns from impressions and models provided by the dentist.
All these auxiliaries play a vital role in the dental team and assist the dentist in providing quality oral care to patients.