Dental Assistant - On Call

US-CA-Hayward
Job ID
2017-1092
HAYWARD -HWD
Category
Dental Services
Type
On Call

Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Dental Officer, the Dental Assistant will serve various duties that will be assigned accordingly by the Chief Dental Officer. (S) He will assist the Dentist with the various clinical procedures, recognized by the California Dental Practice Act. The Dental Assistant will also adhere to current infection control procedures, “Universal Precautions”. The Dental Assistant will also perform back-up duties for the Dental Receptionist. The Dental Assistant will be assigned responsible for the operations of a Dental Clinic as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the Chief Dental Officer.
  • Greets patients in the waiting area and escorts patient to the operatory.
  • Reviews medical history and treatment needed, takes, develops and mounts necessary x-rays per protocol.
  • Reviews daily schedule to set up appropriate trays and instruments.
  • Assists with various procedures, which include but are not limited to charting, taking and pouring up of impressions and other chair side duties.
  • Adheres to “Universal Precautions” and general office safety measures.
  • Stocks operatories and necessary dental supplies.
  • Explains as necessary dental treatment or procedures to the patient when questions are asked.
  • Delivers Oral Hygiene instruction etc. in accordance with protocol.
  • The Dental Director or Dentist determines assist in other operatories or in reception if time allows or need.
  • Assures completion of forms and signatures.
  • Meets or exceed the Service Excellence Standards of TVHC, Inc.
  • Performs all duties in support of EHR/EPM implementation.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned by Chief Dental Officer/VP.

Qualifications

 

  • Must have good communication skills, knowledge of dental health education subjects.
  • Working knowledge of “Universal Precautions,” demonstrates professionalism at all times.
  • Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school Graduate (or GED).
  • Minimum of one-year experience in a dental setting, or a Certified and/or Registered Dental Assistant Certificate.
  • Proof of completing a Radiation Safety Course, in addition, a certificate for coronal polish is recommended.

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