A sterile environment is essential to a successfully executed implant procedure which is where a good dental nurse comes in. Preparing and maintaining a sterile environment and instruments is one of the key roles. The number of instruments needed is a lot greater for an implant procedure and prep time is much higher as a result.
Dental nurses working on implants must have a good understanding of what level of record-keeping is required. Given the complexity of the procedure extra attention to detail needs to be given. Accurate record-keeping not only allows for ease of understanding the patient’s oral health journey going forward but serves to protect the practice from a legal standpoint.