Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED, and completion of an accredited dental assistance program and six (6) months experience in a dental office or clinic.
Licenses and Certificates: Certification as a Dental Assistant through completion of a Dental Assistant course from an accredited College or Technical School. Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.
Under general supervision, assists the dentist or dental hygienist with patient examinations and dental procedures and performs a variety of diverse and complex clerical tasks.
Provides assistance to dental professionals. Involves: registers patients and complies patient file.
Assists patients filling out necessary documents for federal and state assistance. Prepares forms for patients with insurance. Gathers information on forms obtains signatures and makes photocopies of necessary forms.
Prints the dentist and hygienist's daily schedule to prepare for day. Seats patients and verbally prepares them for intended procedure. Arranges dental instruments and materials for each patient.
Assists in radiographic examinations, developing exposed films and filing patient's completed films, case reports and record. Cleans, sterilizes and assembles dental instruments following treatment. Maintains dental equipment and clinic area in neat and clean condition.
Assists with the exiting of patients via computer. Updates dental patient records in the Dentrix database systems by entering data. Prepares receipts for services rendered, collects fees and posts daily sheets.
Answers and responds to telephone calls in a professional manner to schedule appointments and deliver information. Provides administrative support related to dental supplies and equipment to maintain supply inventory.
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Salary Range: $11.73 - $15.98 per hour.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.
Please note: This is an unclassified, contract position. Employment is predicated on continued state/federal funding.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
County Of El Paso TX