Dental Assistants have agreed that most of their fun comes from waiting until the last possible moment before sticking the little vacuumy thingee in your mouth.
Watching a patient nearly drown can be a welcome break from mixing polyfilla, and pretending to understand the number bollocks that the dentist is shouting out.
Dental Assistant, Murial Hislop likes to put the sucky thing on different parts of the patient’s gum, to see if the noise is any different.
‘The best bit of my job is putting people’s safety goggles on,’ said Hislop.
‘Sometimes I get to press the X-Ray button. From outside the door though; no one gets to see that bit,’ added Hislop.