• Remember that patients are uncomfortable in this stressful situation. Not everyone is perfectly comfortable with dental offices, and for those who are not it is important we understand they aren’t around the industry every day. It can be very nerve wracking and anxiety provoking.

  • Every appointment will be different. While some patients may be so scared you have to stay with them for the duration of the appointment, many are very calm and at ease. For patients who are not nervous, they may not want you around the whole time, in which case you can get other things done during breaks and waiting periods.

  • Stay within ear shot of the patient. This is important because if you do leave the operatory you never know what a patient is feeling, and how they are doing, so by staying within earshot of them you can monitor them and ensure their safety and wellbeing.

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