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Dental Assistant - Caring Kids

Job in Fitchburg - Worcester County - MA Massachusetts - USA , 01420
Company: Community Health Connections
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-07-02
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
  • Dental
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Dental Assistant - Caring for Kids

Duties Major responsibilities:
* Support the coordination and expansion of School & Community Based Dental Service program(s).
* Assist with the coordination of services, ordering supplies & maintaining inventory
* Collect and organize and maintain files related to: permission slips, educational pieces, brochures, etc.
* Greet the patient, making them feel at-ease and comfortable.
* Provide program/project support including: telephone and written correspondence, coordinating files, collecting forms
* and maintaining relationships with internal and external contacts
* Take and record medical and dental histories and updated personal information on permission form.
* Apply sealant to the surfaces of teeth per diagnosis of dentist.
* Provide health education to improve and maintain oral health such as brushing, flossing, and other plaque control
* Provide community education and attend/participate in health fairs & outreach at events as needed with the continual
* promotion of CHC services available at all sites.
* Provide training and supervision of dental assistant students and volunteers training on site
* Act as liaison between CHC staff, school or community staff & patients
* Prepare operatory for patient care by cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining equipment, sterilizing, sharpening
* equipment, and keeping oral operating areas clear during dental procedures.
* Exercise care in the completion of work assignments and request direction when needed.
* Provide regular communication, documentation, and supervision meetings regarding program progress to Caring for
* Kids Program Coordinator.
* Works as part of team and works at the Community Health Center as required.
* Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission
* Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards
* Other duties may be assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
* High school diploma required. Additional training that leads to a basic knowledge of dental terminology and dental
* service procedures preferred.
* Certified in CPR
* Two years experience in a general office preferred.
* Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English.
* Work experience similar to a medical office environment
* Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills
* Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, physically demanding office environment
* Valid Drivers License
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