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Dental Assistant

at Dental Care Alliance

Posted: 2/5/2020
Job Reference #: 9052

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-FL-Homestead
    Job ID
    2020-9052
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Full-Time
    Category
    Dental Assistant
  • Overview

    We are looking to hire a Dental Assistant for our affiliate practice, Main Street Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics of Homestead, located in Homestead, FL. This is a full-time position. The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have Dental Assistant experience, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program; an x-ray license for the state of Florida is preferred but not required. Candidates must have excellent patient care customer service skills as well as be a team player. We offer a competitive salary, plus benefits!

    Responsibilities

    Job Description:

    Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

    Duties:

    • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
    • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
    • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
    • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
    • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
    • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
    • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
    • 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.
    • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
    • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
    • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
    • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
    • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Qualifications

    • X-ray license for the state in which you work, preferred but not required
    • Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program, preferred

    Additional benefits for full-time employees:

    • Medical
    • Dental services
    • Life insurance
    • Vision
    • Paid time off
    • 6 paid holidays off
    • 401k to name a few