In recognition of Certified Dental Assistant Week, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge and commend our phenomenal team of CDAs. Our CDAs, working alongside our dentists, create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience each day going above and beyond to provide the very best care for each and every one of our patients. Thank you, Jessie, Melissa, Lorena, Jenna, Brittany, Faye, and Natasha – we appreciate you!
WHY CELEBRATE YOUR CDA?
The three most important things to your Certified Dental Assistant are YOU, WELLNESS, and CARE. There are so many reasons that our CDAs pursued their career, including a love of science and a love of working with others.
The Certified Dental Assistants at Landmark Dental Centre are knowledgeable and highly skilled assets to our team. They recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual dental needs and desires. Our CDAs are committed to working alongside our dentists to ensure a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience each and every time you visit our practice. Their dedication to you, our patient, motivates them in their pursuit of furthering their education through programs offered at institutes, such as the Thompson Okanagan Dental Society.
WHO IS YOUR CDA?
At Landmark Dental Centre, our Certified Dental Assistants are thoroughly trained in multiple areas of assisting the dentist and ensuring all appointments run smoothly and your needs are met. Your CDA serves as another set of hands to your dentist. Whether your CDA is ensuring your mouth is clear or all tools are available, whether they are checking in to see your needs and wants are being met, perhaps getting you comfortable for your procedure, or providing you with all the information you need in and beyond the chair, your CDA makes a trip to the dentist the best experience as possible.
WHAT DOES YOUR CDA DO?
While the role of the CDA is unique to each procedure and to each patient, our CDAs highly skilled and trained in the following:
- Updating your medical history – the past and present are important to us
- Taking X-Rays and taking 3D Digital Impressions
- Preparing and sterilizing the equipment required for each procedure
- Making you feel comfortable before and during the procedure
- Setting up appointments and follow-up checks
- Instructing you on post-op care and treatment
- Assisting your dentist throughout procedures to keep the mouth clear
- Handing your dentist different tools and using equipment to keep the patient comfortable
- Teaching proper routine hygiene practices to children