10 July 2020
Dental Assistant

Job Responsibilities:
  • Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials.
  • Performs procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act.
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Readies patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Assembles instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentist’s access, suctioning, and passing instruments.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
 
Qualifications:
  • Dental health maintenance
  • Use of dental technology
  • Infection control
  • Patient services
  • Creating a safe, effective environment
  • Listening
  • Teamwork
  • Bedside manner
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Use of medical technologies
  • Performing diagnostic procedures
 
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
  • X-Ray and Extended Functions Certificate REQUIRED
  • 1 years in a dental office
  • Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology a plus
  • Dental Office
  • Dental Assistant
  • Health- Dental