Dental Assistant

108 Doctors Drive, Boone, NC, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
Taking and developing dental radiographs ( x-rays)
Takes impressions of patient’s teeth for study casts or other lab tasks under the direction of the dentist.
Asking about the patient’s medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
Provides patient’s with instructions for oral care following oral surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as placement of a restoration
Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols
Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping the 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
Keep patient’s mouth dry by using suction system
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
Documents dental care services by charting in patient records
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rule, and regulations
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection- control policies and protocols
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; calling for repairs.
Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies upon approval of supervisor; and verifying receipt of supplies.
Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
Other tasks as requested by dentist or supervisor.

Requirements

Dental Assisting Certificate (Preferred)

Final candidates will be asked to complete skills, reasoning, and personality assessments specific to the position to which they applied.

About the Company

HCCH conducts background checks on all final candidates. Employment is contingent upon a clear background check or approval of the CEO.