Dental Assistant

Full-time Position, Available on: 2024-06-28

JOB SUMMARY

Assists the dentists with providing dental care to the patients of Union Community Care (UCC) Is also responsible for maintaining the dental equipment, supplies, clinical area and ensuring OSHA compliance.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES

Patient Care

1. Welcomes and prepares patient to be treated by the dentist

2. Helps patient to feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment

3. Takes any prescribed radiographs (x-rays) for the dentists

4. Reviews and updates health and dental histories with the patient

5. Takes patient’s blood pressure

6. When necessary, makes notes in the dental chart (i.e. chief complaint and blood pressure readings)

7. Prepares operatory for procedure to be performed

8. Assists dentist in performing four-handed dentistry following established Policies and Protocols for each individual procedure

9. Following the dental procedure, gives any necessary post-op instructions or home care instructions

10. Completes the patient visit by taking them to the check-out desk

Operatory Maintenance

11. After every visit removes all disposable barriers and instruments

12. Uses proper pre-cleaning and disinfecting procedures to disinfectant all surfaces and supplies

13. Replaces all barriers in operatory and sets up instruments for the next patient

14. Maintains dental equipment and informs Dental PM about any necessary equipment repairs

15. Ensures that dental supplies are stocked in proper areas (i.e. operatory and lab)

Dental Laboratory

16. Cleans and sterilizes dental equipment after every patient visit

17. Maintains sterilization equipment

18. Stocks and pulls tags for the dental order; gives supply tags to the Dental PM

19. Maintains dental radiograph sensors and machine

20. Pours impressions

21. Tracks dental laboratory cases and contacts dental labs as needed for pick-up or other communications

Miscellaneous Duties:

22. Participates in any meetings, seminars, or training sessions as directed

23. Assists as an interpreterfor dental providers as needed

24. Assists front desk in times of under-staffing

25. Performs other work related duties as assigned by the Dental Director or Dental PM

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Dental Assistant Certification

Pennsylvania Dental Radiology Certification; recertified every four (4) years

CPR Certified; recertified every two (2) years

Child Abuse Clearance; re-checked every two (2) years

Attends fraud, waste, abuse and cultural competency classes every year

Knowledge and familiarity with dental and medical terminology

Knowledge and use of dental software

English proficiency required
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

In order to fulfill the requirements of this position, duties 1-24 are considered essential functions of the job.

ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

This position is required to participate in mandatory all staff meetings, team meetings and trainings.

Company: Union Community Care

812 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact: Shayne Shafer
shayne.shafer@unioncomcare.org
(717) 735-6874