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Dental Assistant

Job in Freeport - Nassau County - NY New York - USA
Posted by Ahrc Nassau
Full Time, Part Time position
Listed on 2020-11-19
Job specializations:
  • Dental
    Dental Assistant
Job Description & How to Apply Below
The Dental Assistant facilitates delivery of dental services by the dentist, dental residents and dental hygienists.

Assists dentist/resident/hygienist during examination and treatment of patients
prepares patient for dental examination
Sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures
Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient
Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays, when dentist is on site
Pours, trims, and polishes study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans and polishes removable appliances, and fabricates temporary restorations
Assists dentist/resident/hygienist in management of medical and dental emergencies
Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs
Provides pre/peri/post-operative instructions prescribed by dentist
Maintains clerical records
Maintaining dental inventory and ordering
Maintains ambulatory surgery log
Assists hygienist with distribution of dental products
Performs water testing on a regular or as needed
Updates the MSDS book for incoming new dental products and revisions
Ensures OSHA and all safety requirements are observed
Reviews sterilization cards
Scans all necessary document into the EMR
Sends telephone notes to appropriate dentist
Accesses patient portal for pertinent information
Oversees authorizations for non-covered dental services
Performs all duties, as requested by supervisor
Position Requirements
High School,   Less than 1 Year work experience
High School Diploma or Equivalent required
Graduate of an approved dental assistant training program, required
Minimum six (6) months experience as a dental assistant, preferred
Basic Life Support Certification/AED required
Familiarity serving persons with developmental delays or disabilities, desirable
Strong ability to support busy dental teaching program serving OPWDD population as well as developmentally delayed children required
Strong oral, written, organizational skills and computer proficiency in all Microsoft Suite applications required
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Additional Information / Benefits
Fulltime includes Medical, Dental, Vison, 403B, paid time off
Contact Information
Contact Name: Ahrc Nassau
Contact Phone: 5168050667
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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