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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 228419 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:09/17/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Location: Wheaton, IL 60187
 
Description
The Chicago Dental Society Foundation is an IRS-designated xxxc (3) non-profit organization that was founded by the dentist members of the Chicago Dental Society in order to help improve oral health in our community by providing resources for access to dental care and programs that help educate patients about the importance of oral health to overall health. We are currently seeking a dental assistant for our key program, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic, located in Wheaton, IL. This dental office is unique in that it is run by all volunteer dentists. We provide over $xxx,xxx worth of free, high-quality dental care each year to underserved individuals and families in Cook, Lake, DuPage and surrounding counties. In addition to being responsible for providing excellent chairside assistance, this team member will participate in efforts to recruit volunteer providers, raise awareness of the clinic and its services, and promote the organization with professional dental groups, human service agencies and other organizations. For this reason, we are looking for an individual with a passion for our mission. Proficiency in Spanish or Chinese and experience with nonprofits human service agencies in the tri-county area are desired. Necessary Skills 1. An understanding of office operations, particularly in a nonprofit setting 2. The desire to affect positive change as part of a team 3. Polite, well-spoken, good verbal skills and a commitment to patient care. Responsibilities include: Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests. Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments. 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 directory. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. 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. Dental Assistant Skills and Qualifications: Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures Key Skill Commitment to the philanthropic mission of the organization.