Supports Regional Community Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (RCEPDH) with a variety of field service hygiene work. Provides administrative data entry support for Regional Community Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist and assists in assembly and breakdown of mobile hygiene materials.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
Prepare patient for treatment.
Sterilize and disinfect instruments.
Set up instrument trays.
Select and hand instruments to hygienist during dental procedures.
Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
Suction patient's mouth.
Assist with sealants, fluoride and other preventive care.
Place sealants and fluoride as directed.
Help maintain inventory of preventative materials.
Assemble toothbrush kits.
Conduct weekly spore test to ensure proper instrument sterilization.
Data enter outreach requests into company notification and alert system.
Organize administrative paperwork and related data including positive returned consents, treatment information, dental database data entry (ADIN) and any other documentation required to record patient care.
Instruct patients on oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Record treatment information in patient records.
Post dental procedures performed.
Attend office training and meetings as needed.
Responsible for regular maintenance of high speed and low speed handpieces.
Collects and records patient health histories.
Patient management during dental procedures, monitors patient when N20 is being used.
Instrument transfer 4 handed dentistry while following sterile/OSHA procedures.
Dental procedure isolation techniques.
Prepares dental materials, cements, composite, impression materials, etc.
Anticipates all of doctor's needs.
Ensures operatory is set up and broken down properly.
Conducts maintenance of all equipment; sterilizers, ultrasonic, flush lines, clean/replace traps.
Scans reception room for patients.
Assumes responsibility for the upkeep of the dental operatory and equipment.
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of assigned operatory and for assigned equipment.
Maintain a stocked and clean operatory. Assist in updating and maintaining patient dental records to include Ortho and Perio charting as directed.
Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
Inventory control and management.
Expose and develop radiographs while always using good radiation hygiene.
Ensures all instruments are cleaned and sterilized/disinfected to meet OSHA, CDC, and ADA standards.
Ensures Dental treatment room is properly disinfected.
Explain post-operative care.
Assist with Front Desk duties as assigned.
Assist with Specialty Doctors.
Assist with training future Dental Assistant I employees.
Attend and participate in team meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of supporting a team to achieve successful
• Maintains confidentiality discretion.
• Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
• Willing to grow and be challenged.
High School Diploma or GED.
Minimum of 2 years experience.
Certification in Dental Assisting preferred or as required by state.
BLS/PALS certified preferred in pediatric focused locations.
CDA certification preferred or as required by state.
Dental Assistant License as required by state.
Maintains Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Nitrous certificate preferred or as required by state.
Pit and fissure sealant certificate preferred or as required by state.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors,
and or loud noises.
Moderate Physical activity; requires handling average-weight objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or
walking for more than 4 hours per day. Sitting for extended periods of time.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.
Work Environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following
extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent
typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with
applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical
issues to manager or DQ's Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known
physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the
accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for
additional information regarding this Program.