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Pediatric Dental Assistant Job in Falls Church, Virginia

(Job ID: 503836)

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Falls Church, Virginia 22042



Jun 18, 2024




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We are seeking a compassionate, skilled, and dedicated Pediatric Dental Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children and a commitment to providing high-quality dental care. As a Pediatric Dental Assistant, you will support our pediatric dentists in delivering exceptional patient care and creating a positive dental experience for children and their families. Inexperienced applicants are welcome, and training will be offered for the right candidate. Key Responsibilities: 1. Patient Preparation and Support: • Greet and prepare patients for dental procedures. • Provide reassurance and comfort to children before, during, and after treatment. • Explain dental procedures and oral hygiene instructions in a child-friendly manner. 2. Clinical Assistance: • Assist pediatric dentists during various dental procedures, including examinations, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and sealant applications. • Prepare and sterilize dental instruments and equipment following infection control protocols. • Take digital dental radiographs (X-rays). 3. Administrative Duties: • Schedule and confirm patient appointments. • Maintain accurate patient records and update charts as necessary. • Manage inventory and order dental supplies as needed. 4. Oral Hygiene Education: • Educate children and parents on proper brushing and flossing techniques. • Provide guidance on diet and other factors affecting dental health. 5. Behavior Management: • Utilize effective behavior management techniques to ensure a positive dental experience for anxious or uncooperative children. • Foster a welcoming and child-friendly environment in the dental office. 6. Emergency Response: • Assist in managing dental emergencies and provide first aid if required. • Follow emergency protocols and ensure patient safety at all times. Qualifications: • High school diploma or equivalent. • Completion of a Dental Assistant program is preferred but not required. • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) certification is an advantage but not mandatory. • Previous experience working with children in a dental or healthcare setting is a plus but not necessary. • Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures, and instruments is beneficial but not required. Skills and Abilities: • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Patience and the ability to work well with children and parents. • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. • Ability to multitask and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Empathy and a positive attitude toward pediatric dental care. Work Environment: • Full-time position with the possibility of occasional evenings or weekends. • A friendly and supportive team atmosphere. • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education. • Comprehensive training will be provided for the right candidate. Physical Requirements: • Ability to sit, stand, and move around the dental office for extended periods. • Manual dexterity to handle dental instruments and equipment. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference in children's oral health and are either experienced or eager to learn, we encourage you to apply for the Pediatric Dental Assistant position. Join our team and help us create beautiful smiles and positive dental experiences for our young patients!

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