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Devens, Massachusetts
United States

Dental Assistant Per Diem
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Reporting t- the Program Director, the Dental Assistant is responsible for performing all duties required t- support the on-site dentist including but not limited t- chair side assisting, instrument preparation and maintenance, and preparation and maintenance of dental medical records. The Dental Assistant supports the work flow of the Dentist t- insure patients are seen as scheduled in a timely and efficient manner. Interrelate with Medical and Nursing Staff, Administrative Staff, and Security Staff on all levels. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: * Chair-side assistance t- the Dentist which may include: - Radiographic exposures - Impressions for opposing study casts - Retracting gingivae prior t- impression procedures - Impressions for space maintainers, orthodontic appliances, etc. - Periodontal and surgical dressings - Suture removal - Topical anesthetics - Polishing coronal surfaces - Preparing teeth for bonding by etching - Applying pit and fissure sealants * Dental set-up for each patient; ensure all instruments, materials, necessary paperwork are available as required for dental work * Breakdown between patients disinfecting and maintaining universal precautions and preventing cross-patient contamination * Sterilization of all instruments and associated autoclave maintenance as required * Medical record preparation * Patient education of and instruction in oral health and insures that appropriate educational information concerning oral health is made readily available * With the Dentist identifies inmate/patient dental knowledge deficits and instructs appropriately * Serves as the facility resource with regard t- dental care and provides training for staff as needed * Performs other specific duties as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * A Certified Dental Assistant * 1-3 years experience. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None Apply Here: PI103487151

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