Certified Dental Assistant

US-CT-New Haven
Job ID
2017-4468
# of Openings
1
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Healthcare

Overview

We have an immediate opening available for a professional, motivated, and energetic Dental Assistant. This is a full-time Dental Assistant position. The ideal Dental Assistant will have a minimum of 2+ years' experience. We need your superior chair-side expertise and caring personality to help provide quality care for our patients. Must display a desire to learn the latest in dental technology and support the practice's growth objectives. Current X-ray license and Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) is a requirement for this position. 

 

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.

 

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

 

Dental Assistant Requirements:

  • DANB/ X-ray certified dental assistant is a requirement
  • Must be a 
  • More than three years of experience as a dental assistant (2+ is required)
  • Ability to pour models 
  • Excellent people skills
  • Patient-friendly
  • Dependable 
  • Organized
  • Self starter
  • Must be flexible

 

 

 

 

 

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