Many dental assistants are self-described perfectionists – which makes sense, since dental assistants know their job can have a direct impact on the patient’s health and well-being.

With all the responsibility of being a dental assistant, we wanted to know more about what you think about perfectionism in the dental office.


Aim High

Many dental assistants we heard from stressed the importance of doing your best and going above and beyond in every aspect of your work.

“I never do things halfway or cut corners. I always do my best and make sure it is perfect!! – Izzy M.

“Strive for perfection in all you do!” – Julie B.


Keep Striving For More

Other dental assistants told us they had perfectionistic tendencies before – but after becoming a dental assistant, they found themselves even more focused on quality and precision.

“I was always a perfectionist, but since I’ve been working as a dental assistant, it is even more extreme!” – Stacey R.


Love What You Do

These perfectionistic dental assistants clearly have high standards – and it seems to lead to job satisfaction! If you love what you do, aim to do it well and enjoy every moment.

“I’m definitely a perfectionist! I’ve been a dental assistant for more than 30 years, and I love my job – even on the hard days.” – Tina T.

“I love my job and always tried to be my best.” – Kathy S.


Are you a perfectionist? Tell us about it in the comments!