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Dental assistant

Sheu Dental Corp

The Dental Assistant is responsible of comprehending, executing and acting under the direction of a dental practitioner. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physical and emotional development of all age groups and diverse population is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.
Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays.
Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
Pours study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans removable appliances.
Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.
Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by Dentist.
Records treatment information in patient records.
Front desk floater for answering phone calls and scheduling appointments, refile charts and maintains clerical records.
Maintains patient’s confidentiality; complies with HIPAA, Patient Privacy Policies.
Adheres to OSHA policies and reports any perceived hazards to their supervisor or OSHA Safety Officer upon discovery.
Attends OSHA and other training programs as required.
Attends all regular Staff Meetings.
Replenishes supplies as needed.
Must be punctual and maintain a good attendance record.
Availability to work all operational hours as needed.
Other tasks and projects as assigned by supervisor, manager and dentist.

QUALIFICATIONS

No experience needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Applicants must have the following Up-to-date Credential and certification

OSHA Training Certification
Completion of the Radiation Health and Safety examination offered by Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) ie. X-ray License
Commission on Dental Accreditation within the American Dental Association (ADA) approved 269 dental-assisting training programs in 2006. Programs include classroom, laboratory, and preclinical instruction in dental-assisting skills and related theory.

CPR certificate

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