Dental Assistant

in Allison Park, PA

Dental Assistant Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    768257

  • Req #

    3686938

  • Job Location

    4290 Route 8
    Allison Park, PA 15101, US

  • Job Category

    Allied Health

  • Job Type

    Full-Time - Regular

  • Schedule

    Various daylight shifts

  • Shift

    Day Job

Description

Purpose:
Delivery of clinical Dental/Orthodontic care and assist in ensuring the Department's operations are performed in an orderly, efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR and Satellite locations including proper room set up, chair side assisting and clean up in accordance with hospital and clinic standards.
  • Give and receive accurate and complete information to parents and doctors while displaying professionalism.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies with oversight from the Clinic Coordinator.
  • Mix various cements and materials and place topical anesthetics and rubber dams on patients.
  • Page, greet and seat patient. Weigh patient if applicable. Prepare electronic documents including discharge summary and school/work excuse.
  • Pass instruments to the Dentist/Orthodontist during Dental/Orthodontic examinations and procedures using four handed dental assisting techniques.
  • Perform all necessary housekeeping procedures including keeping all work areas properly stocked. Manage spills and patient accidents
  • Take and develop radiographs of a consistent, good diagnostic quality for review by dentist.
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trim and finish cases, mail and receive appliances and models from laboratories

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Completed a structure dental assisting program in four-handed dentistry (or have 3 years of equivalent work experience). Certification in field preferred.
  • Travel to others sites as needed by department

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Dental Radiology Certificate


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