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Dental Assistant Job in Pensacola, FL (196600)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 196600 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:12/01/2017
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Pensacola, FL 32501
 
Description
JOB PURPOSE The Dental Assistant assists the dentist in the care and treatment of dental patients. The Dental Assistant functions both as a dental chair side assistant and an office assistant. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Greets patients in the waiting area and escorts patients to the operatory; 2. Assists the dentist during examination and treatment of patients; 3. Provides diagnostic aid, including exposing and developing radiographs, taking and recording medical and dental histories, recording vital signs and taking preliminary impressions for study casts as needed; 4. Helps patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment; 5. Maintains and updates continuously, patient information, and ensures that patient’s information is accurate at every visit; 6. Performs prophylaxis and fluoride treatments on children, and give oral hygiene instructions; 7. Prepares operatory, instruments, and patient for dental treatment; 8. Coordinates arrival and departure of patient with Patient Services Advisor; 9. Properly cleans and sterilizes (or disinfect when appropriate) instrument equipment, operatory, and laboratory as patient flow or procedures dictate; 10. Prepares work areas and instruments for dentist; keeping work area neat and orderly; cleans, oils and sets up equipment; dust and disinfects surfaces; sterilizes instruments; sets up instrument trays; 11. Serves as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment; 12. Gives post-operative instructions to the patient as prescribed by the dentist; 13. Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; 14. Possesses a working knowledge of medical emergencies and assist in the management of them; 15. Assists dentist in screening and education programs, including off-site; 16. Assists the front desk staff when necessary. Should know how to utilize the Dentrix soft ware. 17. Reviews inventory to maintain adequate supplies; ensuring materials have not surpassed expiration date for use; 18. Restocks operatories as needed. Orders supplies and maintains inventory control as assigned by the Dental Manager; 19. Responsible for maintenance of autoclave, x-ray developer, and water system as specified intervals; 20. Other duties as assigned in order to support the functioning of the organization