Mar 16, 2023
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Gulf Coast Dental
Position Summary The Registered Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and/or dental hygienist in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the health center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Position Responsibilities: 1. Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist 2. Serves as dentist’s chair-side assistant. 3. Prepares operatory for patient treatment 4. Exposes dental radiographs and performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulations and law 5. Maintains dental department equipment and work areas in compliance with health center policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues, including the sterilization of all reusable dental instruments and equipment and the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials 6. Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list for inventory control and ordering purposes. 7. Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and as time permits 8. As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organization and programmatic goals and objectives 9. Comprehensive knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures for all phases of general dentistry 10. Must be cognizant of the expectations and concerns of the health center’s dental patients and be able to respond in an empathetic and professional manner.
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