Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
Fabricate temporary restorations or custom impressions from preliminary impressions.
Apply protective coating of fluoride to teeth.
Clean teeth, using dental instruments.
Assist dentist in management of medical or dental emergencies.
Record treatment information in patient records.
Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
Pour, trim, and polish study casts.
Clean and polish removable appliances.
Order and monitor dental supplies and equipment inventory.
Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete insurance forms, and maintain records, manually or using computer.