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Dental Assistant

Company: Central Florida Health Care, Inc.
Location: Winter Haven
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:This position prepares dental patients for evaluation, assists the dentists in providing dental care to patients, and is responsible for maintaining sterile dental equipment and a clean, well-stocked, and efficient dental department. MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a dental assistant program

  • Expanded Functions Certificate for Dental Assistants
  • Dental Radiographer certificate
  • Current valid BLS CertificationRESPONSIBILTIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Obtain proficient knowledge of CFHC's programs' philosophies, goals and objectives. Comply with all policies and procedures as well as state and federal guidelines.
    • Understand the requirements of CFHC's exposure control plan. Utilize Universal Precautions.
    • Attend Dental staff meetings as well as mandatory corporate meeting.
    • Assist with Quality Control processes.
    • Suture removal.
    • Placing and removing periodontal dressing.
    • Assist the dentists in operative, surgical, periodontal, preventive, removal and fixed prosthodontic, endodontic, and pedodontic procedures.
    • Provide diagnostic aid including exposing radiographs, taking and recording medical and dental histories, recording vital signs, and taking preliminary impressions for study casts.
    • Apply sealants and fluoride. Perform prophylaxis and give oral hygiene instruction to children.
    • Prepare the patient and coordinate arrival and departure of patients with receptionist.
    • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment.
    • Give postoperative instructions to patients as ordered by dentist.
    • Prepare tray set-up for dental procedures.
    • Assist in managing medical and dental emergencies.
    • Clean dental laboratory, operative, autoclave, x-ray processor, and ultrasonic cleaner.
    • Assist dentist in screening and education programs, including offsite.
    • Check dental patients in and out at the front desk when necessary.
    • Coordinate services with offsite dental lab as needed.
    • Maintain adequate supplies in the dental department, submitting requisitions to Facilities Manager after approval by Director of Dental Operations.
    • Maintain OSHA standards with regard to handling and removal of red bags with bio-hazardous waste.
    • Maintain complete dental patient records.
    • Exhibit enthusiasm, dependability, skills, versatility, and dedication in daily activities.
    • Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other members of the dental team. Be supportive of coworkers.
    • Communicate with patients in a compassionate manner, maintaining HIPPA compliance.
    • Maintain neat and professional appearance at all times.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Dental Operations.
      Additional Preferred Performance Skills:Bilingual (Spanish)
      • Standing/walking/sitting for long periods
      • Independently mobile
      • Ability to lift weight equivalents to what would be required when (and if) asked to assist and position patients, reposition equipment and lift supplies.
      • Ability to adapt and function in varying environments of workload, patient acuity, worksites and work shifts.

Keywords: Central Florida Health Care, Inc., Lakeland , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Winter Haven, Florida

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