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Dental Assistant (32-hours)

Job Title       Dental Assistant (32-hours)
Job Location Collins Dental Center (Columbus, NC)
Positions 1
Temporary No
Position # 535-47-101
Salary Grade 59
Salary Range $25,253/yr - $32,829/yr
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Job Description 95% - Prepares and arranges room and instrument trays for clinical use

- Cleans and sterilizes operatory and instruments using established protocols to maintain instrument sterilization and aseptic operatory conditions – complies with OSHA standards.

- Operates oral evacuation equipment, retractors, and air/water syringes

- Passes instruments to the dentist during dental procedures

- X-rays:

- Process

- Label

- Mount films

- Applies:

- Sealants

- Topical fluoride when appropriate

- Rubber dam

- Any filing material directed by dentist

- Mixes cements, impression and filling materials

- Chooses shades

- Charts:

- Documents procedures – records all discussion between Doctor and client relating to options for treatment, problems they mention, home care habits, etc.

- Chart existing restorations/missing teeth, pathosis and treatment plan, oral cancer exam, health alters and x-rays

- Duplication of chart as needed

- Assisting front office to maintain records and recall system

- Understanding and practicing the HIPAA policy.

- Maintains equipment and instruments

- Monitors the clients actions and vital signs upon request from the dentist

- Explain procedure to parents/personal representative in basic oral hygiene care, any any post-op instructions

- Supply room:

- Assists in keeping supply room clean and organized

- Put needed supplies on clip board

- Be aware of how to use all dental material and equipment

- Conservative use of all supplies

- Report any problems with equipment on the list

- Effective communication skills with clients, caregivers and staff. Ability to communicate through an interpreter is necessary.

- The ability to effectively teach.

- Thorough knowledge of the community resources and ways of utilizing them to benefit the client.

4% Assists with other projects as requested. Each employee is cross-trained to fill in other positions in accordance with NC Dental Laws.

1% Available to respond in the event of a communicable disease outbreak or man made or natural disaster.

How To Apply Applicants must submit a currect resume and state application (PD107) to the address listed below.  Applications can be obtained from our website at www.rpmhd.org/hr/employment or from the Employment Security Commission or from the following address:

RPM District Health Department
Attn:  Personnel Department
221 Callahan Koon Road
Spindale, NC  28160
(828) 287-6488

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