• Onsite dental
  • Culver City
  • Dec 19, 2019
Permanent-Full Time Dental Assistant

Job Description

• Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification (if required by state law), emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed