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Dental Assistant

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12-5016-255

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Position Title: Dental Assistant

ADA: Full time position. Ability to sit for long periods of time and/or stand periodically during work day and lift up to 30 lbs., when necessary. Computer data entry a portion of job duty.

OSHA: Must adhere to universal precautions, to include blood borne pathogen protection, at all times

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Lubricate high speed/slow speed hand pieces as indicated.
  • Set up trays and prepare necessary instruments and supplies in operatory.
  • Seat and prepare patient. Inform the dentist the patient is ready
  • Take and develop any necessary radiographs in accordance to Florida Statutes 21G‐9.011.
  • Assist the dentist in the procedure.
  • Direct patient to Patient Accounting staff at end of visit and make next visit appointment if necessary.
  • Give any necessary post op instructions and materials.
  • Teach patient about oral hygiene and plaque control.
  • Charting restorations and dental disease as dictated by the dentist or as a preliminary charting.
  • Clean, disinfect, and sterilize operators and instruments between patients.
  • Keep operators and office adequately stocked and have instruments placed in their proper places.
  • Take and record patient’s blood pressure and weight.
  • Run evacuation system cleaner through suction hoses.
  • Clean solids trap in each unit (rooms, pumps), weekly.
  • Monitor autoclave effectiveness using Attest biological test, weekly.
  • Check inventory for any needed dental supplies and write it in the appropriate order form to be sent to administrative office, as needed.
  • Clean and change solutions (ultrasonic) and record in logs.
  • Send recall or follow‐up cards according to records, weekly.
  • Clean Sterilizer with Chamber Brite, speed clean and keep appropriate log, monthly.
  • Clean Autoclave channel/replace door gasket if needed, quarterly
  • Change water filter screen, quarterly
  • Maintain Scan X‐ Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly.
  • Remove sutures.
  • Applying sealants.
  • Placing or removing matrices.
  • Apply topical fluoride, cavity lines, varnishes and/or bases

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Minimum Requirements (experience, training, and education): To effectively fulfill this position, candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Completed Certified Dental Assistant formal training as a Dental Assistant, i.e., successful completion
    of accredited expanded duties course or successful completion of a dental assisting program accredited
    by the American Dental Association.
  • Maintain current Dental Assistant Certification.
  • Maintain current CPR certification

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
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