Location of the available position(s) are Southwest San Antonio.
The Dental Assistant will be responsible to provide a range of clinical
procedures and staff support in a full range of dental operational services. The
Dental Assistant will assist in the performance of dental and radiological
Assists the dentist using four-handed-dentistry. Assist the dentist with patient
management to include: instrument transfer, isolation, oral evacuation,
retraction, and preparation of dental instruments and materials to include
mixing filling and impression materials; charting examination and treatment
results on patient’s dental records.
Maintains x-ray developer, autoclave, ultrasonic and other equipment as
necessary. Maintains appropriate logs in accordance with maintenance.
Ensures monitoring logs for all infection control items are correctly completed.
Maintains log of lab cases and reviews as needed.
Prepares, sterilizes, organizes and set-up dental operatory and instruments
according to Dental Department OSHA manual guidelines.
At initial seating, ensures vital signs and medical history is reviewed and
documented. Instructs the patient on oral hygiene, nutritional counseling and
post-operative instructions, as needed. Ensures the patient receives verbal
education and any post-operative homecare prior to dismissal.
Assists in maintaining adequate supply of inventory and follows protocol
regarding ordering of supplies.