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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Job ID 
2017-4136
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-CT-West Hartford
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Category 
Healthcare

More information about this job

Overview

We are looking for a Dental Assistant to join our practice in West Harford, Connecticut. This is a full-time position that will be working 4 days as a Dental Assistant and 1 day at the Front Desk.  We offer a competitive pay and excellent benefits! Dental office experience and X-Ray preferred. Apply today! 
 

Responsibilities

Job Description:
 
Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.
 
Duties:
 
- Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
- Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
- Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
- Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
- Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
- Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
- Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
- Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
- Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
- Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
- Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
- Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications

 
- X-ray license for the state in which you work preferred
- Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program
 
 
 
Additional benefits for full-time employees:
 
- Medical
- Dental services 
- Life insurance
- Vision
- Paid time off
- 6 paid holidays off
- 401k to name a few