March 1-7, 2015 marks Dental Assistant Recognition Week, and we think it’s a great time to highlight the hard work of our very own dental assistants, Ilynn and Jamie!


Our dental practice couldn’t run smoothly or effectively without our skilled and friendly dental assistants. They handle many important day-to-day activities and take wonderful care of our valued patients.

A day in the life of a dental assistant

You’ve probably met our dental assistants, Ilynn and Jamie, during your regular visits, but have you ever wondered what exactly they do?

Ilynn and Jamie make sure you’re at ease and ready for your visit with Dr. Maloney. They are keenly interested in your welfare and are available to help make sure your questions are answered and you’re comfortable for your visit.

Some typical procedures Jamie and Ilynn perform during your appointment include:
• Sterilizing and getting instruments ready for Dr. Maloney.
• Taking and processing your x-rays.
• Assisting Dr. Maloney throughout your appointment.

Behind the scenes, our dental assistants also perform technical and detailed laboratory duties, including making mouth impressions and cleaning and polishing removable appliances. They help keep the schedule running smoothly and also assist with organizational and administrative tasks.

Visit Fireweed Family Dentistry and fall in love

We love our dental assistants as well as our entire Anchorage dental team here at Firweed Family Dentistry and we know you will to! Whether you’re a long-time patient or you’re gearing up for your first appointment with us, please make sure to tell us how we can make sure each and every appointment is comfortable and caring.

Want to learn more about Ilynn and Jamie? Ask them your questions in the comments below!