Our Dental Assistant provides required documentation of services to the Dentist or designee in order to monitor the provision of dental services. This includes maintaining dental charts, keeping records of dental findings, and scheduling patients for dental appointments.
Utilizes standard precautions during all dental encounters where applicable
Provides chair-side assistance by maintaining clear field of operation, passing instruments, suctioning, etc. as needed
Sterilizes instruments utilized in the dental office
Mixes restorative materials as required
Assists in performing of intra-oral and extra-oral x-rays
Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed
Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision
Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications
Notifies H.S.A if equipment is not in appropriate working order
Inventories supplies and equipment maintaining adequate levels as indicated
Orders supplies and equipment
Ensures that sufficient number of trays is set up for the days patients; pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam, and perio/scaling
Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic through careful sanitation practices
Completes daily instrument count sheet maintaining security control of all instruments within the dental office
If daily instruments count is incorrect, they complete reports to Security and H.S.A
Performs dental screenings as directed
Completes weekly: Cleans developer, cleans autoclave, prepares weekly report
Completes monthly: Cleans x-ray unit and film processor, submits monthly statistics report to H.S.A.
Must obtain and maintain security clearance
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer