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Under immediate supervision, assists dentists during examination and treatment of patients; prepares clinical areas, instruments, and materials; under general supervision, provides imaging services.
Knowledge of dental procedures and terminology
Understanding of service oriented environment
Knowledge of inventory methods and procedure
Strong Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to operate dental equipment
Ability to provide imaging services
Ability to maintain infection control and sterile technique
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Additional training beyond high school diploma; supplemented with six (6) months of experience or training as a Dental Assistant.
Review patient schedule and set up floor accordingly; remain visible in treatment area to assist doctor as needed; insure efficient flow between patients and procedures.
Prepare work areas and instrument trays for procedures; keep work areas neat and orderly; clean, oil and set up necessary equipment, dust and disinfect operatories; sterilize instruments.
Assist with bonding, removing o-rings, ligature ties, tying and untying patients, cementing bands and attachments.
Utilize four-handed dentistry; periodontal charting and instruct patients in oral hygiene.
Maintain steam and dry heat sterilization area by preparing solutions, cleaning and stocking for daily use. Test sterilization equipment and dispose of bio-hazardous waste material.
Under supervision, conduct inventory, maintain and stock supply areas and operatories, tracking expiration date of products.
Perform as needed – bagging, bur block preparation, clamps, wires, and file box stock.
Dental imaging as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
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