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Orthodontic Dental Assistant Job in Houston, TX 77018
(Job ID: 341242)

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Location

Houston, TX 77018

Details

DATE POSTED/UPDATED

Jul 19, 2021

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat

JOB ID / STATUS

#341242 ACTIVE

Description

Dental Assistant Job Responsibilities: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials. Performs procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act. Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. Readies patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests. Assembles instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentist’s access, suctioning, and passing instruments. Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient’s mouth. Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies and pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts. Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations and cleaning and polishing removable appliances. Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions. Documents dental care services by charting in patient records. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and 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, and verifying receipt of supplies. Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Dental Assistant Qualifications / Skills: Dental health maintenance Use of dental technology Infection control Patient services Creating a safe, effective environment Listening Teamwork Bedside manner Health promotion and maintenance Use of medical technologies Performing diagnostic procedures Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred 1+ years in a dental office; must be open to learning ortho Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology a plus