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Denver Health Orthodontic Certified Dental Assistant- Webb Pediatric Denta in Denver, Colorado

Orthodontic Certified Dental Assistant- Webb Pediatric Dental Clinic (JobID: 4069)Job SummaryUnder general supervision, provides sub-professional dental work assistingdentist in the care and treatment of dental patients. Functions both as dentalchair and office assistant. Assists the Dental Chair by passing instruments,preparing compounds, and assisting with taking x-rays and impressions.Assists with office functions by scheduling appointments and preparing patientrecords.Under direct supervision, provides sub-professional dental work assistingpediatric dentists in the care and treatment of infants, children,adolescents and patients with special health care needs.This position willincorporate both chair-side and office assistant assignments. Duties in thedental clinic include individual and team responsibilities. Dental assistingincludes treatment room management and sterilization, mixing dentalmaterials, obtaining radiographs, and taking impressions. Dental assistingwill encompass surgical procedures and behavior management in the dentalclinic as well as in the operating room.Office assistant functions willinclude scheduling appointments, patient records management and inventorymanagResponsibilities1.Provides chair side assistance to the pediatric dentist in the examinationand treatment of Pediatric aged and special needs patients. This will includerestorative and rehabilitation services, orthodontics, spacemaintenance, endodontics, oral surgery, and other dental procedures.2.Greets, seats, and rooms patients immediately, reviews HealthHistory, takes x-rays with good visibility and contrast, expected to havedental set-up ready when dentist enters room, performs special treatmentprocedures, organizes and has operatory stocked with needed dentalinstruments and materials.3.Sterilizes all dental instruments, handpieces, and counter-tops, andoperatories.4.Cares for dental equipment according to manufactures directions.5.Follows guidelines of hospital policy for infection control.6.Assists in the administration of the recall system.7.Maintains patient records and indicates the type of work done.8.Performs other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1. Knowledge of filling compounds such as composites and amalgam. 2. Knowledgeof patient record maintenance procedures. 3. Knowledge of safety guidelines.4. Skill in placing and positioning suction tubes in patients. 5. Excellentcustomer service skills. 6. Ability to follow Dentist's instructions. 7.Ability to schedule patients using in-house scheduling software. 8. Ability tocalm patient when necessary.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1.Provides chair side assistance to the pediatric dentist to ensure effectiveimplementation of four-handed dentistry principles.2.Monitors and manages inventory and dental supplies as needed.3.Knowledge of preparing dental materials.4.Keep dental units organized, ready, stocked, and clean.5.Oversees cleanliness and disinfection of treatment rooms.6.Sterilizes all dental instruments and handpieces.7.Implements the preventative maintenance/cleaning of dental equipmentaccording to manufactures directions.8.Assists in maintaining dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygentanks.9.Promptly sends out and monitors all laboratory cases and follows laboratoryprocedures according to office protocol.10.Follows guidelines of hospital policy for infection control.11.Ability to function as an enthusiastic, caring and compassionateindividual who enjoys working with children of all ages and patients withspecial needs care.12.Monitors patient flow and assists in scheduling patients for re-visitappointments.13.Maintains patient records and indicates the type of work done.14.Be an active participant in team meetings.Computers and Technology1.Experience with electronic dental health records/softwareCertificates, Licenses and Registration1.Current BLS required.2.A certificate of compliance with the required radiation safety examinationissued by the State Boa

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