Assists in surgical and dental procedures. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area.
Greets and prepares patient for appropriate procedure.
Completes new medical questionnaire annually.
Updates and reviews medical health history and completes all electronic medical record screenings at every dental visit.
Exposes and processes radiographs.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments and disinfects dental equipment and operatory.
Maintains responsibility for general operatory and clinic maintenance, as well as monitors expiration dates on supplies.
Maintains dental unit and hand pieces.
Prepares tray setups.
Assists with Oral Surgery and Dental procedures in the clinic and Operating Room setting.
Ensures the availability of monitoring equipment in preparation for outpatient conscious sedations.
Ensures all necessary elements are available in preparation for conscious sedation procedures.
Assists during emergency situations.
Prepares for the use of the rubber dam when appropriate.
Takes preliminary impressions and counter casts for diagnostic casts.
Removes sutures and places dressings.
Schedules patients for multiple appointments and surgical procedures.
Provides oral health home care and post op instructions when appropriate.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Travel to Milton Clinic and Bloomsburg Or- when required.
Dental Assisting Experience and Radiology Certificate
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Dental X-Ray Certification within 3 months - Default Issuing Body
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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