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Jul 28, 2021
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SUMMARY: Under general supervision by a licensed dentist, perform general chairside and clinical functions related to patient dental care, as permitted by the Maryland COMAR regulation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs intra-oral rinsing and aspiration procedure. 2. Retracts oral tissues including lips, cheeks, tongue, and flaps. 3. Places and removes materials for isolation of the dentition, provided the material is not retained by the dentition. 4. Checks for loose bands. 5. Provides oral hygiene instructions to patients. 6. Performs intra-oral photography. 7. Exposes and process dental radiographs. 8. Taking impressions for mouth guards or diagnostic casts. 9. Orders, receives, and maintains inventory of clinical supplies and equipment. 10. Cleans and maintains clinic equipment. Cleans up disposable supplies after a procedure. 11. May enter data or schedule follow-ups as needed. 12. Performs infection control procedures. Set-up disposable barriers; uses proper handling techniques for sharps. 13. Applying topical anesthesia. 14. Curing using a halogen light. Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one years’ related experience. Related education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. OTHER: Employees in this job class must be CPR certified and are obligated to meet and maintain Maryland State requirements for dental radiography. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles of dental assisting theory, technique, and practice. Skill in procedures using sit-down four-handed dentistry techniques. Skill in the use of dental instruments and equipment. Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization to prevent illness due to exposure to blood borne pathogens. This job description is designed to give an outline of what job duties are expected of this position. As an outline it does not fully describe or limit the extent of the position’s duties. The Corporation and its supervisors may amend the job description as it deems necessary, without advance notice. The job description is not intended to create an employment contract and should not be construed as such.