Under the direct supervision of the Dental Assistant Supervisor, 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.
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.
Successfully maintains electronic health record entries for each patient visit within the designated time set by the organization.
Meets or exceed the Service Excellence Standards of TVHC, Inc.
Performs other related duties as may be assigned by Chief Dental Officer and/or Dental Office management.
High school Graduate (or GED).Proof of completing a Radiation Safety Course, in addition, a certificate for coronal polish is recommended.
General Skills Required: