Overview

One of the most vital roles of dental assistants and dental hygienists is the education they provide to patients to improve and ensure dental health. Therefore, it is crucial that all dental providers understand dental materials, procedures and treatment options they discuss with patients. They often explain treatment procedures, dental materials used in these procedures and the need for the treatment planned by the dentist. Providing patients with health instruction and education that motivates them to maintain dental health and increase the longevity of dental restorations is imperative.