We are seeking a licensed dental assistant who is energetic and outgoing. Must
not be afraid to speak to patients and make them comfortable especially during
times when they are waiting on the doctor or next steps. We are looking for
someone who is teachable and willing to learn.
Nitrous certification preferred, but not required.
Our practice is established in Murfreesboro and we are looking to grow! If you
would like to advance your career at an established, reputable practice we would
love to hear from you.
Dental Assistant Job Responsibilities:
-Present treatment plans
-Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient,
and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in
compliance with the Dental Practice Act.
Dental Assistant Job Duties:
-Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and
-Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and
-Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and
-Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment
area; positioning instruments for dentists access; suctioning; passing
-Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments
and in the patients mouth.
-Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic
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
-Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative
-Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
-Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information
-Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures,
rules, and regulations.
-Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and
-Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance
requirements; following manufacturers 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, Performing Diagnostic Procedures,
-Treatment Plan Presentation, Knowledge of OpenDental Software or Ability to