What are the most important characteristics of an excellent dental assistant?

May 13, 2015
Dr. Gordon Christensen discusses the qualities he considers important in a good dental assistant, who is so important to the smooth functioning dental practice.

In this video, Dr. Gordon Christensen admits he has had both good and bad dental assistants through the years. He discusses what he considers good qualities in a dental assistant, including outgoing, cheerful, empathetic, and clean.

A good assistant will be tuned into patients’ needs and help them feel comfortable during their dental visit. A good assistant will also be tuned into the dentist’s needs as he or she assists the dentist, saving the dentist from needless struggling.

The hour-long video in which Dr. Christensen elaborates on what makes a good dental assistant is one of his most popular to date. Watch more here.