Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office.
1.PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES permitted a dental assistant consistent with the individual-s training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in State Dental Practice Act and the related Administrative Rules. These duties to include:
Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films,
2.IN SUPPORT of the practice of a dentist provider who is not an orthodontist;
Preliminary select and size bands,
Remove fixed orthodontic appliances,
Check for loose bands and brackets,
Remove ligature ties and head appliances,
Place and remove arch wires, elastics and orthodontic separators,
Take intra-oral measurements for orthodontic procedures,
Remove supra-gingival orthodontic bracket bonding material with a hand piece that does not exceed 25,000 revolutions per minute
Place ligature ties and head appliances.
Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease.
Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films.
3.ORGANIZE patient-s dental record consistent with established guidelines, confirm its availability and assure that it is in order and ready for provider-s use at the time care and service is to be provided.
4.GREET, INTRODUCE SELF TO, and INFORM PATIENT of general treatment to be provided and provider to be seen consistent with established Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Guidelines.
5.REVIEW HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE with patient and notify provider of reported conditions that could effect treatment.
6.PROMOTE patient-s emotional comfort by gaining rapport, instilling confidence and promoting tranquility.
7.INFORM and ANSWER patient-s and/or parent-s questions regarding care and service provided as directed by provider.
8.ANTICIPATE NEEDS of provider in the delivery of patient care and service.
9.COMMUNICATE INFORMATION important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients consistent with information recorded in the patient-s dental record.
Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations.
Polish amalgam restorations.
Remove supra-gingival excess cement.
Take impressions for the following purposes;
o Diagnostic models,
o Counter and opposing models,
o Fabrication of temporary restorations,
o Intra-oral bite registration for study model articulation.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Washington RDA (Registered Dental Assistant) license upon hire.
Current Oregon Certificate of Dental Radiological Proficiency or successful completion of an equivalent Kaiser Permanente developed course within 90 days of hire date.
Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification within 90 days of hire or successful completion of an equivalent Kaiser Permanente developed examination and certification process within 90 days of hire date.
Pit and Fissure Sealant certification within 6 months of hire date.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 45 days of hire/transfer.
The individual applicant for this position must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the individual performing the selection interview, the following qualifications if he or she is to be selected. Furthermore, consistent with the fact that these qualifications are required for selection, they then must be satisfactorily maintained by the individual as a condition of continued employment.
Demonstrated competence in four-handed dentistry technique.
Satisfactory level of knowledge and proficiency in use of current dental materials, instruments and equipment.
Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work effectively under both direct and indirect supervision.
Well organized in use of time and effort.
Demonstrated capacity to act in a professionally courteous manner when interacting with patients, providers and other employees - good interpersonal skills.
Excellent attendance record.
Final candidate is required to pass a clinical pre-employment skills test.
Primary Location: Washington,Vancouver,Salmon Creek Medical/Dental Offices 14406 NE 20th Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: SEIU - Local 49 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Dental Department: Dental Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
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