So you have just finished your training, and you are getting ready to enter your first job as a dental assistant. Any time you set off on a new journey like this, it can be frightening. We want to make the process a little less scary, and share with you some things that you might run into in your new job as a dental assistant. If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a dental assistant, hopefully, this article will help you.
Trying to Make a Good Impression
You expect this when you enter any new workplace, and there is nothing wrong with it. It’s important to make a good impression on your peers and other staff so that you can eventually become an integral part of the workplace. However, it’s best that you don’t become preoccupied with it; it might distract you. Remember that they hired you because they were already impressed, so don’t stress!
Figuring Out Your Morning Routine
A new workplace means an unfamiliar morning routine. You might run into a problem of getting to work a little later than you want to or maybe even too early. Within your first week or two, you should be able to get control of the situation. Even still, when you are first starting out, it may be best to err on the side of caution and leave earlier than you may think necessary at first.
Learning How the Doctor Likes to Work
Every dentist works differently; there isn’t one alike. It may take some time to learn their habits and preferences, but soon you will get it all down. Practice makes perfect, and working well with your doctor is essential to a happy workplace.
Meeting New Patients
Meeting new patients is one of the most fun parts of your new job. You can connect with people from all walks of life who are fun to talk to. Meeting new people is almost never scary, it’s an adventure.
Learning the New Systems
It can be frustrating at first to learn all the new systems of your office, but quickly you will figure out where everything is kept and how to navigate it well.
In just short period of a few weeks, you will feel confident in your new workplace!