Assistant: Non Patient Time – Productivity

Remember – each office is different! Our documents are intended as suggestions and guidelines only and can be used as a starting point for conversation and your own system development.


  • Clean lines for suction and air water syringe
  • Sit in the patient chair and look at the operatory and see what needs to be cleaned/fixed/updated from the patient’s perspective
  • Sterilization
  • Stock rooms, burs etc.
  • Replace the suction filters
  • Check inventory and order as necessary
  • Review schedule and chart prep
  • Clear out isolite lines
  • Scan models into CAD/CAM to free up space
  • Check lab case status
  • Any needed training for other dental assistants/floaters
  • Take out garbage


  • Call patients with outstanding treatment that has not been scheduled
  • Recare calls/cards/emails for hygiene
  • Assist the hygiene team

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