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Temp Dental Assistant / Registered Dental Assistant

Description
Full time, non-exempt position responsible for assisting the dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies.
It is the primary purpose of CHCCC to provide the highest quality of total care possible to the patient population it serves. Such a level of quality depends ultimately on the staff's desire and ability to work together, individually, and as a team. The employee is expected to be professional, punctual, maintain regular attendance, cooperative, organized, and enthusiastic at all times.
Assists patient in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patient as authorized by the dentist or dental hygienist.
Serves as dentists or dental hygienists chair-side assistant.
Prepares operatory for patient treatment as per Dental Department protocols and the dentists or dental hygienists directions.
Exposes dental radiographs in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department directive and protocol.
Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulation and law and Dental Department directive and protocol.
Maintains Dental Department equipment in accordance with manufacturers directions and Dental Department policy and protocol.
Maintains all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and protocols as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues.
Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes.
Monitors patient flow and assists the Dental Director, dentist(s) and dental hygienist(s) in assuring that all patient records and documents are properly and accurately completed.
Receives and places necessary telephone call consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Department.
Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits.
Insures the sterility of all reusable dental instruments and equipment in accordance with Dental Department directive and protocol.
Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive, center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s).
Performs all functions in full compliance with the centers and the Dental Departments safety guidelines, including but not limited to the use of Personal Protective Equipment and Universal Precautions.
Participated in appropriate health promotion/disease prevention activities, both on-site and off-site as required.
Travels when necessary to meet operational needs.
As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.
Responsible for personal compliance in full with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures including but not limited to the participation of a Dental Assistant in the provision of clinical dental care, as well as those relating to, but not limited to personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.
Requirements
High School Diploma or GED Certificate
Current CPR (BLS) Certificate
Completion of accredited course in dental assisting (preferred)
Registered Dental Assistant License (preferred)



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