• Dental Assistant (Monday & Thursday only)

    Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
    Job ID
    2018-4926
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Part-Time
    Category
    Healthcare
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Dental Assistant to work for our affiliated practice, Dental One Associates, in Columbia, Maryland 21044. This is a part-time position working Monday and Thursday only. Candidate must have an x-ray license for the state of Maryland: a minimum of 1 - 2 years' hands-on Dental Assistant experience, and preferably an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant license.

    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.

    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

     

    • Must have an x-ray license for the state of Maryland
    • Must have a minimum of 1 - 2 years' hands on Dental Assistant experience
    • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant license, preferred

     

     

     

     

     

     

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