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Jun 07, 2021
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POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) provides chair-side assistance to a licensed dentist and also performs other clerical duties to support the Clinic. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Retracts patient’s cheek, tongue and other tissue; removes water syringes. Takes, exposes, and develops x-rays of the mouth, gums, jaws, and/or teeth. Applies topical medications; places rubber dams in patient’s mouth; removes excess cement from and adjacent to crowns, bridges, and orthodontic bands; places matrix bands; removes and replaces ligature wires; removes sutures. Performs dietary and salivary analysis and infection control procedures. Demonstrates oral care procedures and techniques; charts patient’s mouth. Flushes evacuation system with chemical cleaners. Completes reports and maintains records Schedules recalls and appointments. Orders supplies and equipment and keeps accurate inventory; orders repairs on dental equipment; researches prices and equipment specifications. May perform other duties as required. EXPANDED FUNCTIONS Practices coronal polishing; mechanically polishes restorations. Places and removes temporary restorations. Monitors patient while nitrous oxide is being administered. Applies pit and fissure sealants. Requirements Education: High school diploma plus RDA program along with expanded functions education Experience: At least 1-to-2 years experience performing fundamental and expanded duties of a certified dental assistant as outlined by the Tennessee State Board of Dentistry; experience completing dental radiographs and alginate impressions; and experience performing clerical duties associated with a dental office. Bilingual a plus! Licenses/certifications: Certified to practice as an expanded function Dental Assistant as stipulated by the laws and administrative rules of the Tennessee State Board of Dentistry; CPR certification required.