Dental Assistant - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under immediate supervision, assists dentists during examination and treatment of patients; prepares clinical areas, instruments, and materials; under general supervision, provides imaging services.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

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

Minimum Qualifications

Additional training beyond high school diploma; supplemented with six (6) months of experience or training as a Dental Assistant

Job Duties and Responsibilities

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 materia

Conducts inventory, maintains and stocks supply areas and operatories, tracking expiration date of products

Performs as needed – bagging, bur block preparation, clamps, wires, and file box stock

Dental imaging as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Keyword Phrases

  • Center for Advanced Dental Ed.
  • Dental Assistant
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Medical Center Staff
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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