Osinde Family Dentistry is looking for an energetic, ready to learn dental
assistant for this new dental practice in Terrell, TX. Part-time work on Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Must be able to perform the basic needs of a
dental assistant and be excellent at making patients comfortable through their
conversation. The doctor is very willing to train any other needs if necessary.
Bilingual with Spanish is preferred but not recommended. If these descriptions
fit you, send over your resume!
Dental Assistant Job Responsibilities:
Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments,
and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in
compliance with the dental practice act.
Dental Assistant Job Duties:
Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and
Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and
Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment
area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing
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
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative
Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures,
rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and
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.