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Dental Assistant (full-time)

Role:  Assists the dentist and dental hygienist in care and treatment of patients of all ages with maximum concern and respect for the patient.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the dentist and dental hygienist in chair-side procedures routinely done in general dental practice.
  • Performs clinical supportive functions including but not limited to: preparing patient for dental procedures; taking and recording blood pressure; documenting medical and dental history; exposing, developing and mounting x-rays; performing lab procedures; collecting and labeling specimens; cleaning and setting up dental units.
  • Prepares and sets up instruments, materials and equipment necessary for each procedure and breaks down supplies after case completed.
  • Provides postoperative instruction as directed by the dentist or dental hygienist.
  • Prepares, cleans and sterilizes instruments; cleans and maintains equipment; cleans and maintains operatory and work areas.
  • Orders supplies and materials, maintains and documents inventory of supplies and materials.
  • Back-up assessment for emergency patients if the rover is detained.
  • Schedules patients when needed; provides reception; performs clerical/computer duties as needed, including correspondence with patients; assists with completion of billing, insurance forms, and patient records; unpacks supplies, completes Release of Information when needed, etc.
  • Uses all available resources in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
  • Must keep clinical and other records regarding services provided, supplies and materials intact and organized.

Experience: One-year experience preferred

Education:  High school diploma graduate or equivalent.  Graduate of accredited dental assisting program.

Requirements:  Must be a registered dental assistant.

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Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

If you are interested in joining a mission driven non-profit that truly makes a difference in people’s lives, submit a resume with salary expectations to mkenneally@crescentchc.org  by July 21, 2017.

EOE