Perform fourhanded dentistry, explain treatment plans and procedures to patients, including treatment costs. Maintain set-up and break-down procedures for each patient encounter. Complete instrument sterilization of the clinic and maintain inventory of clinic supplies. Assist in ordering supplies and proper equipment maintenance, take radiographs and perform expanded duties according to certification, per the Rules of the Idaho State Board of Dentistry. Maintain infection control policies and procedures.
Prior to Patient Care:
Turn on all equipment including: compressors, lights, units.
Fill ultrasonic solutions and prepare the sterilization area.
Fill water bottle for rooms.
Refill Bur blocks.
Ensure that supplies are properly stocked for the day.
Post a copy of the patient schedule in the designated location.
Review schedule and prepare for day appropriately.
Considerable manual dexterity to pass instruments to dentist, sufficient mobility to perform assigned essential duties and the willingness and ability to perform all dental assisting duties as described in the Idaho State Board of Dentistry Dental Assistant Practice (see hyperlink under General Responsibilities) and including radiographs and the use of nitrous oxide.
Willing and able to carry equipment weighing approximately 40 pounds.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Knowledge and training in general dental assisting duties, along with, endodontic, oral surgery, crown and bridge and prosthetic dentistry.
Ability to work with the public and have good communication skills.
Expanded Functions Certification.
Flexibility to work with different providers/locations proficiently.
Graduated from a Dental Assistant Program or comparable training and experience.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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