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Dental Assistant

Company: CAN Community Health
Location: Miami
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Statement of Purpose: Under general supervision, provides a range of clinical, administrative, and staff support to a dental service operation. Assists in the performance of dental and radiography procedures; prepares and maintains dental equipment and supplies in accordance with established protocol, procedures, policies and standards, and assists in the coordination of day-to-day patient administration, record management and office support activities.Primary Tasks: Dental Assistant

  • Provides chair side assistant to dentist in the performance of dental procedures, to include operative, preventive, endodontic, prosthetic, and/or oral surgical procedures.
  • Prepares, sterilizes, organizes, and sets up dental equipment, ensures that all dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and processed according to established clinic guidelines and standards.
  • Monitors and maintains dental equipment.
  • Develops and processes dental radiographs in accordance with provider orders; assists in the monitoring and maintenance of radiation safety procedures and protocols.
  • Follows and maintains all relevant federal, state, and institutional regulations, guidelines, policies, and standards for the provision of dental clinical services.
  • Orders and maintains inventories of dental clinic supplies.
  • Interacts with and processes dental clinic patients; including educating and communicating the process of HIV disease and its treatment and escorting patients to dental clinic and advising dentist of patients appointment.
  • Maintains dental laboratory slips and creates and maintains dental records in accordance with established protocol and procedures.
  • Ensures confidentiality is maintained regarding patient/client information in accordance with HIPAA, professional and departmental standards.
  • Promotes and practices CAN Community Health, Inc.'s mission and values and follows its policies and procedures.Secondary Tasks: Dental Assistant
  • Cooperates with and assist other team members.

    Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required: Dental Assistant
  • Ability to ensure maintenance of dental equipment.
  • Skilled in x-ray and film development techniques.
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements
  • Ability to fabricate cosmetic temps.
  • Ability to document treatment plans with estimated costs.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Possess ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Proficient with scheduling programs.Education/Professional: Dental AssistantCertified Dental Assistant or EFDA with High School Diploma or EquivalentValid Driver's licenseExperience: Dental AssistantThree-years of direct clinical practice.Surgical and four-handed experience preferred.Physical Requirements: Dental Assistant1. Neat, professional appearance.2. MEDIUM- Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Involves sitting, standing and walking.3. Requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, visual and auditory acuity. Machines/Equipment, Tools Used: Dental AssistantComputerAll dental tools and technologyOther business office equipmentOperate a motor vehicleOther Duties: Dental AssistantPlease note this job inscription is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Responsible to:DentistCAN is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law PI123490284

Keywords: CAN Community Health, Miami , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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