Medical and dental office assistants are usually the first person a patient meets in a medical or dental office. They are often the first point of contact for new patients, and they help set the tone for a positive experience.

The responsibilities of an assistant vary depending on their level of experience. A medical assistant is expected to have more training than a front desk receptionist and will be involved in more clinical tasks, such as taking vital signs, weighing patients, drawing blood samples, administering medications and assisting with treatments.

A dental assistant will typically perform tasks like cleaning teeth, preparing patients for procedures and assisting with fillings or extractions