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Dental Assistant Job in Chicago, IL (194982)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 194982 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:11/13/2017
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Location: Chicago, IL 60660
 
Description
Dental Assistant Job Responsibilities: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; billing; scheduling of appointments and recalls; education of staff and residents; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Dental Assistant Job 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. • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts. • 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. • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. • 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. • Oversees and ensures proper billing takes place. • Coordinates scheduling of appointments and recall visits. • Assists with the education of residents in the clinic and staff who assist with resident care. • Assists Dentist and Hygienist as directed. Dental Assistant Skills and Qualifications: Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, DANB CDA certified .Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, strongly preffered