Company: Advantage Dental Oral Health Center
Location: Central Point
Posted on: May 5, 2021
JOB TITLE: Dental Assistant I
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager
Welcome to Preventistry-! We are revolutionizing oral health for
everyone by redefining prevention and care. A more effective health
care system requires a revolution in oral health care and
DentaQuest's affiliated practices are leading the way. The
affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental from
DentaQuest, Community Dental Care of Kentucky, Community Dental
Care of Texas, DentaQuest Oral Health Center, Gentech Dentist and
Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers. A revolution requires us to reach
beyond the dental chair to reshape the oral health system. We
address full-body health and its relationship with social and
cultural determinates by expanding access to care, the
affordability of care and implementing a greater focus on timely
prevention of dental disease, rather than intervention. DentaQuest
continues to create a strong partnership for optimizing health
system performance by adding an innovative approach to the delivery
of oral health care to its extensive experience as a leading dental
health benefits administrator. The people of DentaQuest have a
common purpose: we work together as one, with passion, perseverance
and focus to achieve a nation where no child suffers from the pain
of tooth decay, where adults keep all their teeth for their entire
lives, where every person has access to quality dental care.
DentaQuest's affiliated care delivery practices are made up of over
200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with more than
700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a million
patients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oral
health of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to provide
patients with better care, timely education,greater access,
innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We call
this industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry-. JOB
Under general supervision of a Dentist in a practice care setting,
assists the dentist in providing dental treatment. Follows and
supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for regular maintenance of high speed and low speed
Collects and records patient health histories.
Patient management during dental procedures, monitors patient when
N20 is being used.
Instrument transfer 4 handed dentistry while following sterile/OSHA
Dental procedure isolation techniques.
Prepares dental materials, cements, composite, impression
Anticipates all of doctor's needs.
Ensures operatory is set up and broken down properly.
Conducts maintenance of all equipment; sterilizers, ultrasonic,
flush lines, clean/replace traps
Scans reception room for patients.
Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental operatory and
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of assigned operatory and
for assigned equipment.
Maintain a stocked and clean operatory. Assist in updating and
maintaining patient dental records to include Ortho and Perio
charting as directed.
Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
Inventory control and management.
Expose and develop radiographs while always using good radiation
Ensures all instruments are cleaned and sterilized/disinfected to
meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
Ensures Dental treatment room is properly disinfected.
Explain post-operative care.
Assist with Front Desk duties as assigned.
Attend and participate in team meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent
organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and
capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve
Willing to grow and be challenged.JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or GED.
On the job training or Certification in Dental Assisting as
required by state.
Dental Assistant License as required by state.
Current CPR, BLS or PALS required or ability to obtain within 30
days of hire.
Radiology certified as required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Nitrous certificate preferred or as required by state.
Pit and fissure sealant certificate preferred or as required by
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as
extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.
Moderate Physical activity; requires handling average-weight
objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than
4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA
Work Environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous
materials and situations that require following extensive safety
precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.The
specific statements shown in each section of this description are
not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements
and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must
conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws,
regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and
report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's
Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to
make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental
limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or
special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an
undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human
Resources for additional information regarding this Program.
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