Dental Assistant

Dental Care Alliance Dunlap , IL 61525

Posted 3 weeks ago

Overview

We are looking for and experienced, full-time Dental Assistant to join our amazing team at Maple Shade Dental, located in Dunlap, IL 61525. The Dental Assistant we hire will have a minimum of 1 year of Dental Assistant experience and must have had formal training from an accredited dental program. X-ray certification for the state of Illinois is required. If you meet the qualifications mentioned, are a team player and a self starter, we'd love for you to apply. We offer a competitive salary, plus benefits!

Responsibilities

Job Description:

Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Duties:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.

  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.

  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.

  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.

  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.

  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.

  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.

  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.

  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications

Desired Skills:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working as a Dental Assistant, required

  • Formal training from an accredited Dental Assistant Program

  • X-ray certification in the state of Illinois, required

  • Must have exceptional customer service skills

Additional benefits for full-time employees:

  • Medical

  • Dental services

  • Life insurance

  • Vision

  • Paid time off

  • 6 paid holidays off

  • 401k to name a few

Maple Shade Dental is a highly successful affiliated practice of Dental Care Alliance (DCA).


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