The prosthodontist dental assistant works under a dentist’s supervision to
prepare equipment that will be used in dentistry procedures, to ready patients
for these procedures, and to help the dentist during these procedures by passing
instruments, holding the suction catheter in place, and generally anticipating
the dentist’s needs. Some Other responsibilities may include sophisticated
functions such as removing sutures, processing x-rays and taking the oral
impressions that are used to fit crowns.
Work under the direct supervision of the Prosthodontist
Perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, including but
not limited to providing chair-side assistance while dentists examine and treat
Ensure patients are as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them
for treatment, and obtain their dental records.
Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients’ mouths dry and
clear by using suction or other devices.
Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare trays of instruments
for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral
Prepare materials for impressions and restorations, take dental x rays, and
process x-ray film as directed by a dentist.
Handle other radiological equipment and assist patients with these procedures as
directed by a dentist
Perform office duties as needed including: scheduling and confirming
appointments, receiving patients, keeping treatment records, sending bills,
receiving payments, and ordering dental supplies and materials.
Assist in specialty areas such as oral surgery, periodontics (treatment of gum
disease) and prosthodontics (replacement of missing teeth) including dental
Support and assist the hygienist as needed, including but not limited to
cleaning trays, room setups and cleanups.
Help track the inventory of the prosthetic supplies and keep the storage closet
Support the radiographic needs of the Patient Education Consultants, Oral
Surgeon, & Hygienists.
Two years of Dental Assistant experience
Dental implant experience, desired
Must be reliable, work well with others in a fast paced environment, and have
good manual dexterity.
Must have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation