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Dental Assistant

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc.

Summary: The basic function of the Dental Assistant is to provide responsible, quality dental patient care and instrument processing, and have knowledge of dental equipment/devices used while supporting and assisting the Dentist.

Hours: This is a full-time position that requires the ability to work a flexible schedule. General daytime hours may vary Monday – Friday with at least one late shift per week.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

Perform initial patient interviews and monitor patient flow
Assure that all examination rooms are cleaned, fully stocked and ready for the next patient
Perform radiographs and necessary clinical procedures as directed by the Dentist
Perform various dental duties under the direct supervision of a dentist in accordance with the applicable Scope of Practice delineated by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry
Responsible for the maintenance and servicing of all dental instruments, including collecting, cleaning, decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of all reusable instrumentation, supplies, and equipment used by Dentists as outlined in Sterilization of Reusable Medical/Dental Devices or Instruments manual
Operate sterilizers, maintain sterilization records/logs and performs biological and monitor testing of sterilizers
Establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with personnel in all operating departments of the company, patients, doctors and the business/medical community at large
Provide necessary patient instructions and demonstrations when necessary
Discharge the patient upon completion of the visit
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Dental Office Manager or Practice Manager

Required Experience:

Valid NJ Radiology license
CDA (Certified Dental Assistant) or RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) preferred
Diploma from Dental Assistant program
High School Diploma/GED
At least 1 year of current work experience; 2-4 years preferred
Valid NJ driver’s license
Strong computer skills: knowledge of MediaDent is a plus
Excellent customer services and communication skills; Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. provides a rewarding and challenging work environment, state-of-the-art facilities, and a very competitive benefits package which includes: a healthy work/life balance, generous paid time off, floating /paid holidays, competitive wages, Tuition Assistance Program, 403(b) Retirement Plan with company contribution, Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Life Insurance.

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