Under supervision, to assist a Dentist or Dental Hygienist at chairside during examination and treatment of patients; to clean, sterilize and arrange dental instruments and to perform other specialized dental procedures.
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Hospital and Clinics at and follow us on: Twitter I @scvmctalent Facebook I facebook.com/SCVMC LinkedIn linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks In addition to the Typical Tasks associated with the Dental Assistant classification: Prepares, arranges and sterilizes dental instruments, equipment and accessories on trays; Relieves the Dentist of the routine dental procedures; Keeps sufficient amount of dental supplies available; Obtains tooth pulp cultures and tests tooth pulp health; Applies and removes post extraction dressings; Fabricates temporary crowns; Conducts mouth inspections and polishes teeth; Places bases and liners in teeth; Re-cements a dislodged temporary crown; Mixes and maintains supplies of developing and sterilizing solutions; Provides information on dental health and preventive dental techniques to the general public and other staff; Assists in administering sedation to patients; Demonstrates proper dental care; Trains dental students and interns.
Acts as receptionist in a dental clinic, screening patients and referring them as appropriate; Answers questions concerning dental procedures and fees; Schedules patient appointments; Prepares patients for examination and treatment; Assists at the dental chair as directed; Prepares and mixes filling material and cements; Takes, develops and mounts dental X-rays; Instructs patients regarding dental hygiene; Maintains the dental office and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition; Performs minor maintenance and repair on equipment; Sterilizes instruments; Completes forms as needed, maintains patient chart records, orders supplies and prepares monthly reports; and Performs related duties as necessary Employment Standards Possession of a Radiation Safety License from the California State Board of Dental Examiners, and possession of a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) certificate from the Board of Dental Examiners, State of California.
Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities.
A candidate would normally acquire the knowledge and abilities required for this classification by graduation from high school or (GED) and two years experience as a Dentist's chairside assistant.
Knowledge of: Dental terminology; Charting techniques, and clinic operational procedures; Principles and methods of sterilization of dental equipment, instruments, and supplies; The care and use of all dental equipment, instruments, and materials; Preventive dental/oral hygiene; Dental office procedures; Dental x-ray techniques and safety measures; Interviewing techniques.
Ability to: Interview patients to obtain dental health history; Communicate effectively in providing information and assisting patients; Perform a variety of specialized dental procedures; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Work independently.
Closing Date/Time: 8/16/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
County Of Santa Clara