• Dental Assistant

    Posted: 11/11/2021

    Roles and Responsibilities:
    Provide quality dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and using established dental procedures. Assist other staff in a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. Perform broad responsibilities for clinic dental health education activities.
     
    Summary of Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

    1. Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials.
    2. Performs procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act.
    3. Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
    4. Readies patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
    5. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
    6. Assembles instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentist’s access, suctioning, and passing instruments.
    7. Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient’s mouth.
    8. Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies and pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
    9. Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
    10. Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
    11. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
    12. Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
    13. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
    14. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
    15. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
    16. Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
    17. Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies.
    18. Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
    19. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
     
    Requirements for the Position:
    1. Full commitment and dedication to the mission statement of Hope Healthcare Services
    2. Full compliance with Hope Statement of Faith
    3. Education
      1. High school diploma or equivalent.
      2. Successful completion of an accredited dental assistant program.
      3. Current Registered Dental Assistant with state licensure.
      4. Current CPR and radiation safety certification.
      5. Certification to administer local anesthesia is preferred.
     
    Note: This job description will change as needed to fulfill the mission of Hope Healthcare. The person assigned to this position will be notified. This description serves as a high level overview of the above position. Other duties will be assigned as business needs arise.