Certified Dental Assistant
Our Client located in Toronto, is looking to hire a full time Certified Dental Assistant. You will assist in the performance of quality, caring, clinical dentistry by aiding the doctor smoothly and unobtrusively during examinations and treatment. The CDA will perform clinical and technical procedures under the supervision of a licensed dentist as well as prepare the operatory and equipment, you will get the patient ready, and maintain awareness of the comfort and safety needs of the patients.
Records treatment information on the patientâ€™s chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
Assists the doctor by passing instruments, aspirating intra-oral fluids, mixing materials and medicaments during examinations or treatment.
Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room and prepping them for care by the doctor.
Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination and sterilization of all instruments, cleaning and restocking. Arrive early to set up rooms.
Ensures lights, units, nitrous equipment and automatic processors are turned on prior to the first patient.
Reviews patientâ€™s medical history, progress from the previous visit, if applicable, and the scheduled treatment plan with each patient.
Maintains cleanliness of the clinic rooms, dark room, lab and sterilizing area.
Changes all chemical solutions, i.e., disinfectant soaks and sprays, sterilents, ultrasonic, presoak and x-ray processing.
Monitors function and working status of office equipment, performs maintenance procedures and arranges for repairs when needed.
Cleans and maintains x-ray-processing rollers, hand pieces, vacuum traps, sharp instruments, plaster trap.
Makes care calls and helps in some admin duties when required.
Utilizes Itero scanning system.
Takes impressions and opposing models, for different procedures including but not limited to: diagnostic, space maintainers, bleaching trays, occlusal guards, etc.
Uses and maintains high tech equipment.
Takes photos Intra and extra-orally.
Applies fluoride and pits and fissure sealants.
Inspects patientâ€™s oral cavity and charts lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth.
Places and removes temporary sedative dressings and post-extraction dressings.
Helps administer nitrous oxide to patients as applicable.
Places and removes rubber dams.
Places and removes wedges and matrices.
Performs coronal polishing.
Prepares teeth for bonding by itching, e.g. for sealants.
Performs lab procedures including, but not limited to, pours and trims study models, fabricates appliances, and monitors incoming and outgoing lab cases.
Orders supplies, maintains inventory and organizes storage area.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Skilled in the use of standard dental office equipment including: Autoclave, model trimmer, X-ray machine - Pano, Panoramic X-ray, X-ray processor, X-ray duplicator, ultrasonic, Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide, Laser, Intra Oral camera, Vacu-press, PachÃ© gun, KCP 2000, Whip-Mix and hand pieces.
Ability to take blood pressure, attach EKG leads, and read monitors.
Knowledge of cross contamination and how to prevent it.
Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations and changes.
Ability to take radiographs, including FMX, Pano and anterior PAâ€™s.
Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including: telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer software (Dentrix Practice Management software).
Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
Ability to accept constructive criticism.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently.
Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum of 2 year(s) relevant experience in the dental profession
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Valid X-ray certificate
Current expanded functions CDA license
CPR & first aid certificate
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Hand-eye coordination and hand, arm, and finger mobility for detailed work with objects.
May be required to physically assist drowsy patients after anesthesia.
Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position).
Vision: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctor, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, particularly during emergency situations.
Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment.
May be required to administer CPR.
Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation.
Exposure to moderate noise levels.
Exposure to hectic, fast-paced, high anxiety environments.
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