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Dental Assistant Job in Houston, TX (217077)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 217077 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:06/06/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Houston, TX 77063
 
Description
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The Dental Assistant provides support to the office and is responsible for assisting the professional dental staff with treatment. • Deliver quality and compassionate care to every patient • Guide parents and patients through Kool Smiles process before treatment • Educate patients in oral hygiene instruction and provide postoperative instructions • Prepare patient for examination and treatment • Take x-rays and save to patient charts • Responsible for the operational readiness of the hygiene bay and operatory rooms • Prepare tray set-ups for dental procedures • Mix amalgam, cement, pulp paste and prepare impression materials • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment • Clean chairs and rooms • Assist professional dental staff with treatment: • Document patient information, treatment plans, and procedures in patient chart • Assist with suctioning, holding retractors and suture cutting during surgical procedures • Pour, trim and polish impression casts • Fabricate custom impression trays • Responsible for adhering to all government regulations and company standards ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Participate in local community affairs and events to include school screenings, presentations, events, and any opportunity to promote a positive image of Kool Smiles • Assist with monthly inventory counts • Assist with other office duties as needed REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and/or Experience Graduation from a senior high school or GED equivalent. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics • High focus on customer service and satisfaction • Must love working with children • Compassion and high level of service for our patients, parents and staff • Integrity, always doing the right thing • Dependable, reliable to be at work when scheduled • Attention to detail • Able to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines • Professional manner and appearance at all times • Computer skills: Computer literate Certifications, Licenses, Registrations X-ray certification, certified dental assistant credentials may be required for specific positions. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • One year office experience in a dentist's or physician's office