Normal Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:50am - 3:50pm
No Weekends or Holidays
Job Specific Details and Tasks:
The Dental Assistant will expose and process dental radiographs. Adjusts radiographic machine, places film in proper position, and exposes intra-oral film. Places patient in proper position for extra-oral radiograph and exposes film. Processes, labels, and mounts film. Duplicates dental radiographs and practices and enforces accepted radiation safety standards.
The Dental Assistant assists dental officer with patient treatment. Receives patient, examines dental record, and prepares patient for treatment. Adjusts dental chair, and selects and arranges instruments and medications. Takes and records blood pressure.
The Dental Assistant shall assist in managing emergency procedures. Retracts tissues and maintains clear operating field, prepares syringe for injection of anesthetics, prepares materials for making impressions and restoring defective teeth.
The Dental Assistant shall record entries in individual dental records indicating oral cavity condition and treatment accomplished.
The Dental Assistant will follow infection control procedures and guidelines. Cleans, sterilizes, and sharpens dental instruments. Tests sterilizing equipment. Cleans, lubricates, and makes minor adjustments to dental equipment. Performs daily inspection and user maintenance of dental equipment. Practices and enforces accepted safety standards.
Dental Assistant must perform dental administrative and materiel duties. Maintain dental health records, filing systems, and publications. Review correspondence, reports, and records for accuracy.
Dental Assistant shall develop, manage, and conduct self-assessment and hazard communication and dental training programs. Perform dental materiel functions related to procurement, custodial responsibilities, and budgeting, maintaining, and disposing of dental supplies and equipment.
The Dental Assistant shall have the ability to acquire and use basic computer skills to enter patient data and extract patient information using Computer Health Care System (CHCS) and the Corporate Dental Application (CDA).
The Dental Assistant shall possess basic knowledge of: oral and dental anatomy; fundamentals of physiology; dental therapeutics; sterile techniques; emergency dental care; oral hygiene; dental materials; instruments; dental treatment room procedures; medicines; systemic diseases; oral prophylaxis techniques; dental health programs; infection control procedures; dental administration; budgeting; equipment maintenance requirements; and physical properties of dental materials.
The Dental Assistant shall possess basic knowledge in daily operations of a dental clinic servicing a large number of dental patients with various dental treatments.