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Dental Assistant Job in Norfolk, Virginia (254445)

Specialty: General

Location

Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Details

JOB ID / STATUS

#254445

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

DATE POSTED/UPDATED

May 20, 2019

Description

DESCRIPTION This highly motivated and positive individual works under the dentist’s supervision to prepare patients for oral examination and assists in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth and gums. The Dental assistant will also be trained to perform more sophisticated functions such as removing sutures, processing x-rays and taking oral impressions. KEY TASKS The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, to the knowledge, skill and ability necessary. - Assist the dentist in all dental procedures - Prepare patients for treatment - Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patient’s mouth try and clear by using suction or other devices - Prepare tray set ups for dental procedures and maintain adequate supply levels in each operatory, replenishing as needed - Prepare materials for making impressions and restorations - Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment - Obtain dental history and/or records from the patient and ensure that the health history is updated for all returning patients - Instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care - Record patient carting and all doctor notes as directed - Escort patients from the waiting room before their appointments and introduce them to the continuing care clerk afterwards DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - High school diploma - A degree or certificate in dental assisting - Good communication skills - Basic computer knowledge - An eagerness to learn on the job - Eaglesoft experience is a plus