The basic thing that the dental assistant should know is that, he must be having such knowledge about the instruments that are used while dental surgery, he or she should swiftly transfer required instruments from the tray to the dentist. He or she should be aware of all their responsibilities and should know his basic responsibility like when and what time the appointment should be given to which patient. They should be clearly aware with the progress regarding the health of the patients.
Dental assistants also perform a variety of duties regarding the patient care, office and laboratory duties. If you know what does a dental assistant do then you must also know that most of the time they are standing with the dentists and carefully watch what they do and how they treat the patients and mostly they are also asked by the dentist to do some work like filling, remove excess cement used in the filling process.