$xxxx.00 Sign On Bonus for Experienced Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
(EFDA) - Tennessee
Rate of Pay: $23-$25 per hour. Pay based on experience.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistants Only!!
Applicants without Expanded Functions Certification in Tennessee Not Eligible
Office Location: Murfreesboro
The primary duties of the Expanded Function Dental Assistant include preparing
the patient, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument
trays, preparing materials, taking diagnostic radiographs, charting and
documenting medical and dental information, applying topical anesthetic,
removal of sutures and periodontal dressings, placing and finishing
restorations and assisting the Dentist during dental procedures.
•Assist the Dentist during general dental procedures and examinations.
•Prepare the operatory for procedure and the patient for dental treatment.
•Prescreen patient needs and educate patients on general oral healthcare.
•Obtain and manage accurate patient records by charting and documenting dental
care services and medical histories.
•Educate patients on treatment plan actions and promote the best strategy.
•Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to
•Provide instrumentation by delivering instruments to treatment area, four-
handed dentistry, and positioning instruments for dentist’s access.
•Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents.
•Remove sutures and periodontal dressings.
•Placement of restoratives and sealants under general supervision.
•Deliver diagnostic information by taking x-rays, pouring, trimming and
polishing study casts.
•Fabricate custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, clean and
polish removable appliances, and fabricate temporary restorations.
•Review postoperative instructions and assist in answering routine patient
•Solicits patient feedback to improve service.
•Break down of operatory and sterilization.
•Maintain technical and professional knowledge and certification.
•Other tasks as assigned.
Licensure and/or Certification Requirements:
•Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate from an accredited institution
•Current Radiology (X-ray) Certification as per State Dental Board requirements
in the state(s) which you are assigned
•High School Diploma or GED Certificate
•Ability to work in a fast paced environment
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Basic computer literacy including the ability to chart and take radiographs
via digital software
•Full Time employees must be willing to work most Saturdays half a day.