In honor of Dental Assistant Week, we want to take time to focus on one of our dental assistants here at Thomas Family Dentistry.
Jessica “Jessie” Province is one our certified dental assistants at Thomas Family Dentistry! You may see Jessie in both the assistant chair and operator chair during many procedures, because she is also a Licensed Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA). Being an EFDA allows Jessie to perform additional services that a normal assistant cannot do.
At our office, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Peters utilize Jessie’s ability to place fillings a lot. You may ask “How can Jessie place fillings if she is not a dentist?” Well the answer is simple, she can place fillings after the doctors prepare the tooth. The doctors will examine and approve the filling placed prior to patient dismissal. To accomplish this ability, Jessie attended additional schooling and clinical hours to obtain her license. Having an EFDA allows our practice to help more smiles!
If you are in the office during dental assistant week, feel free to thank our dental assistants who help keep the office running smoothly!