Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Your Dental Office Is More Than Just A Dentist Filling Teeth

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Your dentist's office is made up of a group of professionals working together to ensure patients get the best care possible. From scheduling appointments, helping with financial aspects, and actually working on teeth and assisting the dentist, each person has their own job to do for you.

The Dentist

The dentist helps patients in several ways. They have a large role to play in assisting patients to maintain overall oral health.

  • Diagnose and treat tooth decay
  • Fill cavities
  • Repair broken or fractured teeth

A dentist also treats issues with gums, teeth, and other mouthparts. The dentist gives patients advice and instructions on how to take good care of their teeth and gums. The dentist also instructs clients on good eating habits and bad habits that can cause poor oral health.

The Dental Hygienist 

The dental hygienist has an important job and assists the dentist when necessary. They examine patients and look for signs of oral problems and diseases. The hygienist looks for signs of issues like gingivitis.

The hygienist also educates patients on preventative care and how to care for their overall oral health. They interact with patients throughout their entire visit.

Dental Receptionist

The first face patients see is the front desk receptionist. They greet patients, schedule appointments, assist clients, and do other administrative tasks. The receptionist can:

  • Bill patients
  • Bill insurance companies
  • Maintain patients accounts

This job is an important part of the entire dental office.

Dental Billing Associate

The billing associates handle all things financial. The associate's job is to invoice customers, process payment, and makes sure all financial reports are accurate.

This person uses the dental business's accounting system to help resolve account discrepancies, monitor billing, and resolving account issues. This is the person patients should contact if they have any issues paying bills, questions about insurance, and other financial issues.

When choosing a dental office, look for one that has a friendly atmosphere. The entire staff in the office should be willing to assist patients with any questions or issues as they arise.

A good dental practice puts the patient need as a top priority and is willing to work with patients based on their needs. So much more goes into running a successful dental practice than just filling and cleaning teeth. A friendly and efficent human element that addresses the issues of all patients and assists them is essential to provifing the best care.


9 December 2020