Company: Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Dental Assistant supports dental care delivery by preparing
treatment rooms, patient instruments and materials, and complete
procedures as ordered by the Dentist. The Dental Assistant must
demonstrate the ability to be a team member. Demonstrates knowledge
and skills to appropriately communicate and interact with the
staff, patients, families, and visitors of all age groups while
being sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs.
- Check to
ensure that units are ready, stocked, and clean at the beginning of
each appointment (e.g. gloves, mirrors, trash bags, DisCide wipes,
x-ray covers, pens, markers, school exam bags, etc.)
cleanliness of operatory and sterilize instruments to include but
not limited to cleaning instruments, spore test, organize
instrument tray, and prepare solution for suction
treatment trays, placing all instruments including burs for each
traps and clean autoclave once per week.
supplies in dental exam rooms to include, but not limited to,
cotton rolls, cotton tips, needles, etch, bond, matrix bands,
air/water syringes, high evacuation suction tips, saliva ejectors,
wedges, prophy cups, and polish.
other areas of the office when necessary (phones, unpacking,
supplies, moving dismissed patient records)
patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time
patients and have proper setup for procedures
to leave the patient unattended in the chair
and assist dentist's needs at all times
all patients and record date, service rendered, and any
patients from the treatment room
patient's chart indicating procedure done today and what procedure
is to be completed at the next visit
clinical procedures as delegated by the dentist
patient instruction and demonstrate where necessary, as directed by
rotation with dental provider ensure an adequate supply of dental
screenings sheets are copied and available
procedures in exam rooms include, but not limited to, raising
dental chair, turning off computer monitor, and turning off
school exam and hygiene bags as needed
patient's health history, medical history, family history and
patient information semiannually
patient blood pressure
procedures: Turn off all chairs, N2O2, and main suction
sealants on patients as assigned by Dentist
the dental center's compliance with OSHA guidelines and universal
patient for treatment, by escorting patients from the waiting room
to the treatment rooms and verifying the accuracy of dental
treatment coordination if a patient should be called in the evening
after a difficult appointment
participant in morning huddles
to emails in a timely manner.
the ability to accept and convey constructive
all business in a confidential manner.
to the organizations policy and procedures.
an ability to work as a member of the dental care team.
positive personal attributes such as honesty, integrity and
professionalism in all aspects of the job
prompt and regular attendance
timecard at the end of each pay period
related work, as assigned by the Dentists or Dental
from an ADA-accredited dental assisting program
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart
MS Driver's License
to sterilize, select, mix, and place materials on instruments and
in patients' mouths
comforts, seats, and drapes patients
computer skills required
to communicate in English and excellent verbal and written
and planning skills to prioritize work, handle multiple tasks
simultaneously and take initiative
independently with little direct supervision
with difficult individuals while maintaining composure
work cooperatively as a member of a team
to work under stress in a fast-paced environment
Physical and Other Requirements:
- Must be
able to pass a criminal background check, drug screen and physical
willing to do local and out-of-state travel.
able to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.
- Must be
able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs. routinely.
Keywords: Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc, Hattiesburg , Assistant, Other , Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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