• Dental Assistant

    Job Locations US-MD-College Park
    Job ID
    2018-5073
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Full-Time
    Category
    Dental Assistant
  • Overview

    We are hiring a Dental Assistant for our affiliated practice, College Park Dental, located in College Park, Maryland 20740. This is a full-time position which will require working on Saturday and some late evenings. Our ideal Dental Assistant will have a minimum of 1 - 2 years' Dental Assistant experience; x-ray license for the state of Maryland; and exceptional customer service skills. 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.

    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.
    • 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/certificate for the state of Maryland, preferred
    • Experience working as a Dental Assistant, minimum of 1 - 2 years

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Additional benefits for full-time employees:

     

    • Medical
    • Dental services 
    • Life insurance
    • Vision
    • Paid time off
    • 6 paid holidays off
    • 401k to name a few

     

     

     

    DCA Mission

    We improve the practice of dentistry by partnering and supporting our dental professionals, so they can create a lifetime of healthy smiles for their patients.

     

     

    DCA Vision

    To be the trusted partner of choice for the industry’s best dental professionals.

     

     

    DCA Values - USMILE

    Unleash Career Potential—of our employees and partners
    Service Excellence—to our professionals, patients and families
    Meaningful Contribution—all can make a difference
    Integrity First—in all we do
    Leadership—in our field and we assume accountability
    Excellence in Action—we are committed to get the job done

     

     

    Our mission, vision and values are a vital part of our everyday interactions with all employees, and most importantly, with patients and families.

      

    You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

     

     

    Dental Care Alliance. Stronger Together. 

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