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Dental Assistant - Pedo

Dental Assistant - Pedo

Job ID 
2017-4282
# of Openings 
2
Job Locations 
US-FL-Ft. Myers
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Category 
Healthcare

More information about this job

Overview

We are hiring a Dental Assistant with Pediatric experience for our office located in Ft. Myers, FL. The ideal Dental Assistant candidate is required to have EFDA and X-ray certification in the state of Florida. We are looking for a Dental Assistant that has some experience working in a Pediatric Dental office. Recent Grads from an accredited school are welcome to apply. We are willing to train the right candidate. Our office is looking for a Dental Assistant that is a team player with a can do attitude. The Dental Assistant for this position will be comfortable explaining treatment procedures to patient’s parents/guardians as well as be comfortable working with children of all ages. We offer a competitive salary plus benefits.
 
As one of the country's largest dental support organizations, we have more than 280 affiliated dental practices throughout thirteen states. Formed in 1991, Dental Care Alliance is a ground-breaking dental support organization created by dentists, and focused on improving the well-being of both patients and dentists.
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding career, you have come to the right place. We offer employment opportunities that promote professional, personal, and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future; make Dental Care Alliance your employer of choice.
 
 

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.


* 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

- Dental Assistant experience is a plus but will consider a recent Grad
- Experience working in a pediatric dental office, strongly preferred
- X-ray license for the state in which you will work is required 
- Expanded Function Dental Assistant experience is required