Dental Assistant (Pediatrics) - Pine Hills

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Job Summary:

Responsible for dental assisting duties listed in Florida Statutes 466 and Administrative Rules 64B-5, screening and preparing patients for treatment; assisting dentist in treating patients; educating patients; processing instruments; taking and developing radiographs.

Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

  • Patient care
  • o Verify patient by use of Double Identifier's
  • o Obtain patient history.
  • o Document patient's chief complaint.
  • o Obtain patient's blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and/or glucose level, if necessary; enter on patient's chart.
  • o Place, expose, and develop necessary diagnostic x-rays.
  • o Assemble appropriate instrument tray.
  • o Perform dental procedure or assist dentist in performing procedure, as appropriate.
  • o Conduct patient education.
  • Perform Expanded Functions approved by Florida Board of Dentistry (FAC 64B5-16.005)
  • Taking impressions for study casts
  • Topical application of fluoride (including foam & varnish)
  • Placing and removing rubber dams
  • Placing and removing periodontal dressings
  • Polishing clinical crowns for removal of stains
  • Polishing amalgam restorations
  • Placing and removing matrices
  • Placing intra-coronal provisional (temporary) restorations
  • Placing bases and liners
  • Suture removal
  • Application of pit & fissure sealants
  • Preliminary charting
  • Packing and removing retraction cord
  • Fabricating provisional crowns
  • Cementing provisional crowns with temporary cement
  • Non-Patient Duties
  • o Maintain Log Manuals
  • o Maintain inventory.
  • o Order and organize supplies.
  • o Change filters, change solutions or chemicals, clean and maintain equipment
  • Perform operatory disinfections.
  • Clean, bag and sterilize instruments.
  • Remove expired items from the clinical areas
  • May be required to travel to other CHC locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

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Qualifications:

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (EFDA).

Experience:

  • 2 years' experience in a dental setting preferred

Certification/Licensure:

  • Current/valid Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certificate (EFDA).
  • Current/valid BLS certification

Special skills:

  • Ability to stay positive in stressful situations.
  • Ability to deal professionally with unhappy, fearful patients

Other requirements:

  • Able to work flexible hours and sites as needed.
  • Valid Florida Driver's license