Dental Assistant – Full Benefits

POSITION TYPE: Dentistry 

SPECIALTY UNIT: Registered Dental Assistant

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Job Description:

Dental assistants are responsible for providing the patient with high quality care by performing a variety of office, laboratory, and patient care duties. This usually entails helping the dentist handle patients, instruments, and supplies during the treatment of the teeth, mouth, and gums. Dental assistants also document patient care and take x-rays.

Responsibilities:

  • Take and document patient dental history and updates, as well as overall health and medication history
  • Assist dentist by handling supplies and instruments as requested
  • Prepare tables and trays for dentist with necessary instruments and supplies
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, and prepare treatment rooms as needed
  • Take, expose, and mount high quality dental radiographs
  • Perform patient charting as instructed by the dentist
  • Welcome patients and get them situated in the appropriate treatment room
  • Assist the doctor with all dental procedures and patient charting
  • Take high quality radiographs
  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
  • Follow all OSHA and BBP (Blood borne Pathogen) federal guidelines
  • Assist hygienist(s) when requested

Benefits:

  • Growth and development opportunities
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Transgender health care
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Birthday holiday (paid day off)
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401(k) with generous match
  • Group and supplemental life insurance
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Paid parking / bus pass (depending on location)
  • Employee Assistance Program

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years experience in dental assisting
  • Ability to work with a diverse patient population
  • Sensitivity to HIV/AIDS issues
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus
  • C.D.A. a plus
  • Current CPR certification
  • An Influenza vaccine is required of all new employees at the time of employment, and is required thereafter on an annual basis.
  • A tuberculin/TB skin test is required of all new employees at the time of employment, and may be required thereafter on an annual basis, depending on position.

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