Are you a team player looking for a fast-paced work environment? We want you to join our dental department as a Dental Assistant!

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (This list is not all inclusive.)

  1. Prepares treatment rooms
  2. Seats and dismisses patients
  3. Assists with operative procedure and exams with the dentist
  4. Prepares dental materials
  5. Prepares for and performs sterilization procedures
  6. Prepares tray set-ups
  7. Assists with maintenance and cleaning of dental equipment and supplies
  8. Exposes and appropriately labels radiographs utilizing digital software
  9. Assists with checking the inventory and ordering of supplies
  10. Maintains efficient patient flow
  11. Assists in patient instruction as directed
  12. Participates in OSHA compliance and monitoring
  13. Practices universal precautions
  14. Although each position has its own unique duties and responsibilities, please refer to the policy on Job Descriptions for details that apply to every position.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and operatory procedures.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Skill in assisting in a variety of treatments and procedures.
  • Skill in maintaining records.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships with patients, dental staff, and the public.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to read, understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: One year of experience in the medical field preferred

Certification: Certification as dental assistant preferred; Radiology certification preferred