Pediatric Dental Assistant Job Posting

Pediatric Dental Assistant Job in San Antonio, TX (212573)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 212573 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:04/27/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:Pediatric
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: San Antonio, TX 78230
 
Description
Our growing pediatric dental office is seeking a highly motivated and positive individual with great communication skills to join our team as a dental assistant. Check us out online at scubasmiles.com, Google us, and read what our patients say about us. This enthusiastic individual will work under the dentist’s supervision to prepare patients for oral examination and assist in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums. The dental assistant will also receive appropriate training to perform more sophisticated functions such as coronal polishing, sealant placement, processing x-rays, and taking oral impressions. Key Tasks The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - Assist the dentist in all dental procedures - Prepare patients for treatment - Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients' mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices - Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed - Prepare materials for making impressions and restorations - Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment - Obtain dental history and/or records from patient and ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients - Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care - Record patient charting and all doctor notes as directed by the doctor. - Escort patient to/from the front desk and introduce them to the continuing care clerk. - Maintain an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with company policy - Work well with others in a team environment Dental Assistant Training and Education Requirements - High school diploma - A degree or certificate in dental assisting - Basic computer knowledge - An eagerness to learn on the job Must be a people person with a great attitude and attention to detail. Scuba Smiles for Kids works extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages; great benefits, including health, vision, and dental; and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future!