• Dental Assistant

    Job Locations US-NJ-Elizabeth
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/13/2018 4:50 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2700
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Assists the dentist during examinations and the treatment of patients.  Performs certain inter-oral tasks in response to specific instructions from a licensed dentist while under his/her supervision.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares the operatory with appropriate instruments and material for scheduled patients.
    • Provides chair-sided assistance during treatment, recognizing the dentist’s need for instruments, materials, retraction or suction.
    • Mixes and fabricates restorative materials.
    • Sterilizes instruments and disinfects the operatory between patients.
    • Develops and mounts routine radiographs.
    • Assists in exposing intro-oral radiographs.
    • Maintains and cleans the x-ray unit, film processor, autoclave, wet tank and dental unit in accordance to specifications.
    • Performs laboratory procedures such as mixing impression materials for dentures and assists in the clinical procedures of prostatic dentistry.
    • Assists with infection control, general cleanliness and sterile conditions for the dental unit.
    • Performs inventory and orders supplies to maintain established levels.
    • Assists in maintaining dental charts, dental findings, maintains confidentiality of records and schedules patients for dental appointments.
    • Collects requested data for clinical records.
    • Complies with dental office security, the perpetual inventory, inspection of dental tools and completes corresponding documentation.
    • Maintains current CPR/AED certification.
    • All other duties as assigned.  

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
    • Certification by the Dental Assisting National Board preferred. 
    • Certification by the Board of Dental Examiners as a Dental Radiation Technologist preferred.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    EOE M/V/F/D

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