A Day in the Life of Denis, Dental Assistant in Staten Island & Brooklyn
Denis is a Diamond Braces veteran, he’s been employed as a dental assistant for five years. You can spot Denis at the Staten Island or Brooklyn locations. We wanted to spend a day with Denis to know what it was like to work for Diamond Braces.
Denis says he got into dental assisting because he wanted to help people achieve their perfect smiles. In a world where it’s easy to be judged based on looks, he wanted to help bring confidence and happiness to people. He says spends his day reassuring new patients and explaining to them differences between braces and Invisalign. Denis also shadows the orthodontists which allows him to learn more in his day to day duties, which ultimately is information he uses to educate patients.
Denis is a happy-go-lucky spirit who can normally be found making young adults laugh for our Snapchat or hanging around the reception desk helping his coworkers. When Denis is done prepping patients, taking x-rays, and filling out charts he’s anxious to go home to his Pomeranian, Lev. Denis laughs and says, “my dog gets so upset in the mornings when he sees me pack my scrubs and grab my ID tag, I tell him Lev, we’re going to make smiles today”!
Work doesn’t stop for Denis after 7pm, he’s usually hanging out with some of his best friends who also work for Diamond Braces. “Here, we’ve all become family. A lot of us come from different countries and backgrounds, so we’re comfortable learning each other’s languages and swapping cuisines after work. I’m from Moldova and I speak Russian so I love spending time with my diverse coworkers because I’m always tasting something new or invited to awesome cultural events”, says Denis.
It’s hard to ignore Denis’s great smile which he thanks Invisalign and his retainer for. He wore Invisalign for a little under a year and he wears his retainer every day. Denis says, “I smile all day long because I want patients to see how proud I am of my smile. I show them pictures of my “before and after” and they can’t believe it. I want to give people the same feeling I had when Diamond Braces helped me with Invisalign. Now everyone in my family wants Invisalign too!"
Diamond Braces is a top 1% provider of Invisalign and has been transforming smiles with braces in over 15 locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for nearly a decade. Denis ends on this note, “I believe if you’re going to do something, be the best at it. I work for Diamond Braces and I happily rotate between locations and responsibilities because I feel like I’m working for the top orthodontist in New York City, I know I can tell my patients that we’re the best which makes every day count for me."
If you’re ready to perfect your smile, give us a call and we will provide you with a customize consult and plan that meets your goals and works for you. After all, Diamond Braces just wants to make you smile.