McKenzie Towne Family Dental - The Assistant Team

McKenzie Towne Dental Assistant TeamOur Assistant Team pride's themselves in every aspect of their work and realize the tremendous trust that you place in them to meet the dental needs of you and your family.

Our team are a group of confident and experienced individuals who are up-to-date on all the latest techniques. They also want to make sure every visit to our office is as comfortable as possible.

We believe that it is important that our team continue to learn the most advanced skills offered. That is why every member of the Assistant team attends advanced training courses every year, ensuring they are providing you and your family the latest concepts of infection control and dental care available.


What Does a Dental Assistant at McKenzie Towne Family Dental Do?

Intra-oral, our Level II dental assistants are multi-skilled health care professionals, possessing a diverse knowledge base. They effectively perform clinical and technical skills as well as support with administrative procedures. Their education and training, professionalism and experience coupled with provincial registration and licensing qualify them to perform a variety of supportive and direct patient care procedures.

Intra-oral dental assistants prepare for and support patients for treatment by practicing universal precautions and infection control. They attend to the patient's comfort and support in updating patient medical and dental health histories.

Intra-oral dental assistants help perform a variety of clinical procedures. They assist the Dentist with the administration of anesthetics, general dentistry and specialty procedures. They perform preventive, orthodontic and restorative intra-oral procedures as well as post treatment care. These may include temporary crown placement, preliminary impressions, coronal polishing, dental non-latex rubber dams and fluoride trays.

Intra-oral dental assistants expose and process digital dental radiographs for use in treatment. They also produce records such as dental photographs and study models to aid in prognosis.

They also provide oral hygiene instructions, disease prevention, post-operative care instructions, nutritional counseling and dental health education to patients.

They also support clinical treatment procedures by performing certain laboratory functions like fabricating mouth guards and whitening trays.

They also perform basic practice management procedures which include computer entries, managing patient appointments and maintaining financial and medical records.

As new technologies emerge; the dental assistants' scope of practice is continually evolving. For this reason, dental assistants have a professional responsibility to learn about new technologies and upgrade their skills as regulations change.

Certainly, the role of the dental assistant is one that makes a big difference in the high quality of patient care that is provided by the team of dental assistants at McKenzie Towne Family Dental.

We are very proud of our team and we enjoy the friendly camaraderie
that makes them part of our McKenzie Towne Family Dental family!