We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Dental Assistant.
In this role, the successful candidate The Dental Assistant assists the dentist on all modalities of dentistry (operatory, oral surgeon, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry). Practice four-handed dentistry. The assistant also assumes the standards of care related to infection control; all OSHA guidelines & safety are upheld at the station they are assigned. The assistant exposes, develops and mounts radiographs properly, sets trays & prepares room before accepting or discharging a patient. They are expected to assure a patients comfort while waiting for the dentist. The assistant is responsible to sterilize hand pieces, transport instruments for sterilization, I.D. any inoperable equipment, light lab work, document patient records as dentist dictates information, & comply with all standards & policies & procedures of the department.
Provide chairside assistance to the dentist, utilizing proper four handed dentistry procedures and observing universal precautions/protocols and sterile techniques
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and age related criteria pertinent to the patients served in his/her assigned area
Pours and trims patient study models in the dental laboratory. Complete laboratory forms accurately
Documents patient records as dictated by dentist. Assists the dentist in filling out charts accurately and processing the patients forms and records
Sterilizes and/or disinfects instruments and hand pieces following guidelines of the Dental Department Infection Control Manual
Cleans instruments and prepares them for sterilization
Assures patients comfort while waiting for the dentist.
Maintain dental operatory in an organized and clean fashion. Assures that appropriate instruments and supplies are available
Takes, exposes, develops and mounts radiographs properly (when applicable).
Assumes the standards of care related to infection control; all OSHA guidelines & safety are upheld at the station they are assigned.
Compliance with hospital, health center and departmental policies and procedures
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High School Diploma 1 year experience of chairside dental assisting
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
Associated topics: assistant, bilingual, certified dental assistant, clinical, dental assistant, efda, oxide, radiographer, steps, x ray
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.