Dental Assistant I $18.26-$25.56/hr
Dental Assistant II $20.08-$28.11/hr
2 openings available.
Internal Number: DAIorII
The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of the Dental Center Manager and is responsible for a wide range of tasks in the Dental Center, including patient care, administrative duties, laboratory, and x-ray functions. The Dental Assistant position requires a diverse set of skills: clinical, clerical, interpersonal, and technological. The Dental assistant MUST have a certification to conduct x-rays.
As a member of the health center’s integrated care team the Dental Assistant will fulfill the following KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES towards the provision of patient centered, coordinated patient care:
Sterilizing dental instruments and equipment for each patient.
Organizing and laying out instruments for Provider’s use.
Handing instruments and other materials to Provider during procedures.
Providing patient care and assistance to Provider as needed.
Taking X-Rays of patients’ teeth.
Taking impressions of patients’ teeth.
Make appointments, answering telephones and questions, making follow-up calls.
Collecting and recording patient health histories, take blood pressure, pulse, and weight/height.
Deliver patient oral care instructions.
Complete Dental Charting on software.
Conduct pre-visit planning and set up trays for following day.
Ability to handle multiple tasks for office setting and/or mobile unit
Assist with front desk duties as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of sterile procedures; cleaning specifications of various dental equipment, fixtures, utensils, and related materials.
Knowledge of supplies, equipment and maintaining quality control standards.
Knowledge of methods, procedures and protocols for the handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to foster a positive work environment.
Excellent computer skills.
Ability to make appointments, answer phones and questions, contact patients for follow-up.
Provide positive attitude and behavior.
Expanded Function license
License to operate X-Ray equipment in state of Maryland.
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish (preferred)
Ability to relate to culturally diverse patients and community.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Dental/Clinical environment; Possibility of exposure to chemicals and infectious body fluids e.g., HPV, HIV, HEP C, HSV.
Able to lift 25 pounds
Conduct background check for services rendered on school premises