JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant I
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager
Under general supervision of a Dentist in a practice care
setting, assists the dentist in providing dental treatment. Follows
and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for regular maintenance of high speed and low speed
Collects and records patient health histories.
Patient management during dental procedures, monitors patient
when N20 is being used.
Instrument transfer 4 handed dentistry while following
Dental procedure isolation techniques.
Prepares dental materials, cements, composite, impression
Anticipates all of doctor’s needs.
Ensures operatory is set up and broken down properly.
Conducts maintenance of all equipment; sterilizers, ultrasonic,
flush lines, clean/replace traps
Scans reception room for patients.
Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental operatory
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of assigned operatory
and for assigned equipment.
Maintain a stocked and clean operatory. Assist in updating and
maintaining patient dental records to include Ortho and Perio
charting as directed.
Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
Inventory control and management.
Expose and develop radiographs while always using good radiation
Ensures all instruments are cleaned and sterilized/disinfected
to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
Ensures Dental treatment room is properly disinfected.
Explain post-operative care.
Assist with Front Desk duties as assigned.
Attend and participate in team meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability
to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and
capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to
achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
High School Diploma or GED.
On the job training or Certification in Dental Assisting as
required by state.
Dental Assistant License as required by state.
Current CPR, BLS or PALS required or ability to obtain within 30
days of hire.
Radiology certified as required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Nitrous certificate preferred or as required by state.
Pit and fissure sealant certificate preferred or as required by
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as
extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.
Moderate Physical activity; requires handling average-weight
objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than
4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require
Work Environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this
description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform
** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employee
must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws,
regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and
report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’s
Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest’s Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment
to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental
limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or
special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an
undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human
Resources for additional information regarding this Program.