The Periodontal Assistant can be thought of as very similar to a dental assistant or orthodontic assistant. Periodontal Assistants aid and facilitate the work of a Periodontist. The Periodontal Assistant plays a crucial role in the field, as the Periodontist needs to be focused with the job at hand as opposed to moving around and looking for different instruments, especially when he or she may be performing a surgical procedure.
Periodontal Assistant Tasks
Assist with removal of hardened plaque below the gum line.
Assist dentist with periodontal treatment.
Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
Assist with cleaning deep gum pockets.