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- Reports to the dental
provider on clinical issues
- Reports to Office Manager
on non-clinical issues
NOTCH personnel at all locations, patients, family members, and
staff from other provider offices
The Dental Assistant performs clinical and sterilization
duties according to OSHA standards to support dental providers in the delivery
of services to the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
patients and visitors
chart accuracy and records treatment information in patient records.
and records medical and dental histories and sometimes vital signs of patients.
Assists the dentist in all dental procedures
Takes x-rays and impressions under supervision of
Tracks all dental laboratory cases (sends out
and verifies return)
Orders and stocks supplies and stocks rooms as
Monitors dosimeter badges (radiation)
Maintains infection controls
Provides postoperative instructions prescribed
Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque
Reviews daily schedule and sets up trays
Sets up operatories
Cleans and maintains equipment and instruments
Conducts spore test on autoclave
Cross trains for receptionist
Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
- Strong interpersonal and communication
Coordination to handle dental instruments and
adapt to dentist’s actions, including ability to comfortably adhere with finger
dexterity, arm-hand steadiness.
- Social perceptiveness to
be aware of and understand patient reactions, including knowledge and
skill in detecting signs of syncope, chock or other side reactions to
dental treatment in-patients
- Knowledge of dental clinic
procedures encompassing receiving, routing and scheduling patients,
ordering supplies and for requesting related services.
- Knowledge of the
instruments, materials and standardized dental procedures used in the full
variety of treatments provided in general dentistry procedures to make
preparations and provide chair-side assistance.
- Working knowledge of
taking diagnostic dental radiographs for bony structures of the face.
- Equipment selection skills
to identify tools and supplies necessary to do a job
- Knowledge of equipment
maintenance and sterilization techniques and the ability to maintain
quality, safety, and infection control standards.
- Time management skills
.Thorough computer skills utilizing software
used to store and retrieve patient and office information.
Knowledge of healthcare regulations and
preventative measures (HIPAA confidentiality, infection spread, etc.)
Excellent customer service skills.
Working knowledge of the English language.
Excellent oral and written communication.
High School Diploma or GED
One year in a dental clinic or healthcare setting preferred
licensure with radiology certificate preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required or ability
to obtain certification.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.