Dental Practice located in Forsyth County (West of Winston Salem) is seeking an “EXPERIENCED” Dental Assistant (DAII or CDA) to work directly chair side with a Top Producing Senior Associate Dentist.
Outstanding opportunity to work with a Great Dentist that loves to teach and guide. Must possess a strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, must be organized, skilled in expanded functions and promote extreme patient care. This Associate is from the “old school” of dentistry working in a high tech environment. The perfect candidate will be eager to learn by asking questions and performing at an advanced level, and possess a “strong” personality and attitude. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 7:30am until 5:00pm.
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for a wide range of dental assistance work in support of the Arizona Training Program at Coolidge (ATPC) on-site dental program; provides a full range of dental services for individuals who are developmentally disabled and live at ATPC; is the primary liaison with the dentists, hygienists and anesthesiologists on contract for purpose of scheduling appointments for all dental clinics and performing expanded dental assistance work during dental procedures; prepares individuals for treatment, providing assistance in placing the client in the chair, implementing desensitization programs and preparation for services; sterilizes and packages all dental equipment; organizes and arranges equipment and materials for the dentist and anesthesiologist and passes instruments during dental procedures; maintains clinic supplies including ordering specialty dental products to meet the needs of ATPC, arranging for proper state certification inspections and ensuring compliance with state standards; takes and processes x-rays; provides New Employee orientation training and ongoing staff training on dental care emphasizing oral hygiene and plaque control practices; obtains consent for procedures and provides supplemental scheduling assistance to the homes because of the medical fragility of the clients; participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary team in planning and caring for the needs of individuals; maintains all dental files and records. All duties must be performed in compliance with federal ICF/MR regulations.
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