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Voted a Best Place for Working Parents™, St. Davids Foundation is currently recruiting for a Dental Assistant for its mobile Dental Program. The Dental Assistant assists the Dentists and Dental Hygienists in providing dental care to the patients of the St. Davids Dental Program. DENTAL PROGRAM The primary focus of the St. Davids Dental Program is dental services for children at Title 1 elementary schools and various summer clinical sites in Central Texas, who may not receive any dental care except on the St. Davids dental vans. The St. Davids Dental Program provides dental services eight hours per day, five days per week so that the Dental Program can reach as many patients as possible. Each dental van is staffed by professionals who operate full-time as a team, to provide the highest quality of dental care, maximize the number of patients served and achieve optimal operational efficiencies. The dental van is a mobile unit that travels from location to location and is equipped with two dental exam rooms, digital x-rays, and computer workstations. Effective August 26, 2021, all current and future St. Davids Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the Foundation. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent. Currently Registered Dental Assistant, licensed in the State of Texas. Minimum of 6 months of chairside experience. Knowledge of dental equipment, materials, procedures, terminology, and chart preparation. Passion for working with children and public health. Demonstrated clinical leadership skills. CPR, OSHA, Infection Control, and X-Ray certified. Willingness and ability to travel to multiple worksites within Central Texas. Willingness and ability to work in small and tight physical spaces. Computer proficiency and experience, including demonstrated ability to correctly use dental software programs. Up to date against COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by the Foundation. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bilingual in English and Spanish or other languages common in Central Texas. Minimum of 6 months of chairside experience as a Pediatric Dental Assistant. Minimum of 6 months of chairside experience in a mobile dental program. Sealant certification. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Demonstrated fine motor skills ensuring the safe handling and transfer of dental instruments, equipment, and supplies. Ability to walk to and from the school or clinic regularly to maintain patient flow for up to 4 providers.
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