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Dental Assistant Job in Tampa, FL (234635)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 234635 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:11/15/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Tampa, FL 33612
Position Summary Provide dental assistance services for Center for Oral Health’s clinical programs. The DA and or RDA is the liaison between the dentist and the patient. He/she will maintain communication with the dentist, patient, and the front office staff to ensure that all patients receive a positive experience. The DA/RDA will work closely with the Program Manager and is responsible for assisting dentists and hygienists on and as needed/assigned basis. This may include helping with clinical duties allowed by law in the provision of services in a Regional Health Clinic Location. He or she may provide assistance with content, products, coding and billing. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) • Asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse • Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocols and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment • Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment • Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling) • Teaching patient’s appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; • (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling) • Taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth) • Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer • Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies) • Helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery