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Dental Assistant

Orlando, FL 32819

For our growing dental practice, we’re looking for a friendly, energetic Dental Assistant who thrives in a team-player atmosphere. You’ll assist with patient care, sterilization, room setup, and some dental hygiene activities. You should have a dental x-ray certification and give excellent patient care to succeed in this position.

Dental assistants should be well-organized, clean and meticulous in their work. You should be able to follow directions and adhere to the rules of the dental practice. We want you to be capable of delivering direct or indirect patient care and ensuring that office procedures run smoothly.

Dental Assistant Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Getting patients ready for dental procedures.
  • Sterilizing and sanitizing equipment, setting up instrument trays, preparing supplies, and assisting with dental operations contribute to infection control.
  • When necessary, assisting dentists in the management of dental emergencies.
  • When necessary, assisting dental hygienists with operations.
  • Taking excellent care of patients.
  • Proper record keeping such as clinical notes, communication notes, lab slips, referrals, health records and histories, etc.
  • Take diagnostic digital x-rays
  • Educate patients on dental procedures, hygiene and maintaining oral health.
  • Following the dentist’s instructions for postoperative care.
  • Dental equipment maintenance.
  • Preliminary impressions for study casts are made.
  • Maintaining dental equipment inventory and ordering dental supplies.
  • Preliminary impressions are used to create temporary restorations and custom impressions.
  • Cleaning and maintaining office.

Dental Assistant Requirements:

  • Accredited Dental Assistant certificate.
  • Certification in dental x-rays.
  • A high school degree is mandatory.
  • The Dental Hygiene Program has been completed.
  • Experience with a variety of computer duties (Open Dental experience preferred)
  • Communication skills, both written and vocal.
  • A proven track record as a dental assistant.
  • Dental instrument knowledge and sterilizing techniques.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations.
  • It’s a plus if you can perform regulated non-surgical tasks like coronal polishing.

Details

Location: Orlando, FL
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $18.00 - $20.00 /per hour
Skill Level: Not Applicable
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