Dental Assistant

Job Description

Position Summary:

Performs the usual and customary procedures of a dental assistant within the compliance of state regulations. In addition, employee must maintain an aseptic work area, present organizational skills, be self-motivated, coordinate patient flow and educate patients on proper oral hygiene care.

Job Requirements:

  • Greet patient/parent(s)/guardians(s)
  • 4-handed dental assisting
  • Sufficient knowledge of dental terminology
  • Application of preventative sealants
  • Perform coronal polishing, fluoride application and scaling (above the gums ONLY)
  • Charting of all dental procedures
  • Pre-op and Post-op instructions
  • Sterilize and disinfect all dental instruments and materials
  • Set up instruments for dental procedures
  • Take digital dental radiographs
  • Maintain a clean and organized sterilization area
  • Follow OSHA guidelines
  • Keep operatories between patients
  • Ability to speak, understand, and write fluently in English
  • Have correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to withstand the stress and demands of an active practice. 
  • Must be able to endure long hours of standing, walking, stooping, bending, and sitting.
  • Manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination, adequate vision and hearing are necessary to complete daily tasks.

Performance Profile:

  • Exceptional human relation skills
  • Ability to handle conflict 
  • Ability to maintain an outgoing, friendly attitude with patients and staff — especially under unforeseen circumstances
  • Ability to work and multitask under interrupted scenarios
  • Ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks within a given time frame
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Dentrix

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