Happy National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. A celebration stressing the importance of dental care, the campaign also honors professional hygienists. Their inner strength, dedication and endurance over the past year and a half has earned recognition. After all, they treat patients while simultaneously combatting COVID-19. 

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What Does a Dental Assistant Do?

The role of a dental assistant (DA) is very important in every dental practice. In addition to providing patients with high-quality care, DAs offer invaluable assistance to the dentists they assist. 

At Blue Ocean Dentistry in Glendora, dental assistants assist Dr. Fred Wong with instruments and supplies during various dental procedures. They also need to have a good nature when it comes to interacting with patients. This is especially true during COVID-19, when people share concerns about their safety during procedures. They also need to be very organized in record keeping and general office duties. 

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