Dental Assistant-Full Time

Practice: Wake County Health & Human Services Dental Clinic
Category: Career Opportunities
Wake County Health & Human Services Dental Clinic is an exceptional oral health care provider with a team-centered atmosphere that is seeking a flexible, high energy, patient-focused dental assistant to join our team and help us achieve our clinic goals. If you thrive on teamwork and helping provide the highest quality patient care to an underserved population, possess excellent communication skills and have a positive attitude, this position is for you!

The Dental Assistant position is responsible for assisting in providing comprehensive and emergency dental treatment to qualified citizens of Wake County. This position is required to provide chair-side dental assisting with a dentist and to assist with additional functions such as coronal polishing. General workload is determined by patient appointment schedule. The position will also be involved with providing guidance to dental students, dental assisting students and dental hygiene students. The Dental Assistant position will directly report to the Patient Access Supervisor.
Essential job functions of this position include:
• Direct patient care responsibilities in WCHHS Dental Clinic involving appropriate management of treatment needs and patient behavior which include but are not limited to: being proficient in four-handed dentistry; exposing, developing, and mounting radiographs; seating and readying patient for dental provider (dentist, hygienist or dental student); dismissing patient and providing post-operative instructions as directed by the dentist; proper infection control/sterilization protocols related to the dental setting; application of dental sealants; performing coronal polishing and applying Fluoride varnish; familiarity with use and handling of different dental materials implemented during restorative dental procedures.
• Responsible for providing educational opportunities for rotating dental students, dental hygiene students and dental assisting students.
• Responsible for maintaining and developing a good working relationship with entire WCHHS Dental Clinic conducive of establishing a team centered working environment.
• Participation and involvement with community outreach events such as Give Kids A Smile in efforts to promote public relations.
• Responsible for staying abreast on latest dental techniques and materials as well as infection control standards for the dental setting as specified by the CDC, OSHA and other regulation entities.
• Ability to complete necessary encounters and charts accurately to document services rendered to patients.
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