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Question for all my hygiene friends…Do any of you perform the following duties either currently or at previous dental offices? Amalgam polish? Rubber Dam placement? Take impressions? Pour study models? Make whitening trays?



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Nope!

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amalgam polish no, rubber dam, never, Impressions 20 years ago at my first job and poured up models. and whitening trays no.. I think that my time is used more productive if I do things that others can not do.

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Never. The assistants do a way better job than I ever could!

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I’ve done more of that in the past then I ever do now…mainly because I am now part time and my schedule is so full…when I was full time I liked the occasional change of doing an impression and making a tray or even taking emergencies and evaluating with xrays etc…if I’m free I dont mind lending a hand 🙂

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I rarely take impressions and almost never pour up trays but I will if there is time in the schedule and it is my prophy patient that decides they want a night guard or custom bleach trays.

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I rarely do any of these as my schedule just doesn’t allow for it. Also, what Fish Vampire from Space said, assistants do it much better than I ever could! Lol

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I do not polish any restorations, however I do take impressions and pour up impressions from time to time. I also will re-cement temporary crowns, take panoramic X-rays and anything Im allowed to do if I have no patient. I personally enjoy it. I am only doing these extra things if I have no patient and the front office is handling recare all day.

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The last three I have done, but not in a few months. I help out when I can.

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I try to help out around the office when I get a moment but not really on any of those things. In fact, my doctor even does sealants! I’m with others in that the assistant at my office is way better, I’d just slow her down!

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