Skills Dental Assistant in Newfoundland and Labrador

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a dental assistant in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Dental assistants (NOC 33100).


  • Prepare patients for dental examinations
  • Order dental and office supplies
  • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
  • Perform reception and clerical duties
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
  • Educate patients concerning oral hygiene
  • Polish teeth and clinical crowns and apply fluoride and sealant
  • Schedule and confirm appointments
  • Perform intra-oral duties
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Record dental procedures performed on patients
  • Invoice patients for dental services
  • Fabricate and place temporary crowns and restorations
  • Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Building Help - Building
  • Restoring and Repairing
Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Communication Help - Communication
  • Teaching and Training
  • Liaising and Networking
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Designing
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising


Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Chemistry
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Design
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Clerical
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