Dental Assistant
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We are looking for a qualified and skilled Dental Assistant to join our Healthcare Department

As a Dental Assistant, you should ardently follow the regulations of the dental office. You will have to make the dentist’s office well-organized and provide pleasant direct or indirect care to patients. 

You will be responsible to do basic dental procedures and administrative tasks on a full-time basis. You should provide exceptional customer service and maintain a positive working environment for patient care. You will ensure that all procedures in the dental assistants work run smoothly.

If you possess excellent knowledge of dental practices and oral health then, apply for this position right away. We will be pleased to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Receive and greet patients in the dental care clinic.

  • Prepare patients for medicines, treatments, and checkups ensuring their comfort.

  • Select and arrange equipment and tools as required.

  • Sterilize all tools, instruments, and materials as indicated by state regulations and directions. 

  • Assist dentists in the 4-handed dentistry.

  • Attempt and undertake all the assigned lab tasks by the dentist.

  • Provide guidelines and safety practices of post-operative care and oral hygiene. 

  • Monitor stock, maintain supplies and place orders when required.

  • Manage and schedule appointments and attend walk-ins.

  • Maintain patient records accurately and help them with payment methods.

  • Clean equipment and tools after use and maintain cleanliness in the clinic.

Requirements

  • A High school diploma from a Dental Assistant school or Entry-level Associate degree in dental hygiene will also be preferred.

  • Proven 1-year work experience as a Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant or relevant role.

  • Professional certification or training from state-required are Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA),CDA, etc. (vary by the state) will be mandatory.

  • Excellent knowledge of handling various dental instruments and tools.

  • Strong knowledge of health and safety regulations (OSHA).

  • Proficient with performing regulated non-surgical operations, for instance, coronal polish, and cleaning.

  • Great interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage and handle multiple tasks.

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail.

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