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Dental Assistant

Company: Sun River Health
Location: Southampton
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Sun River Health provides the highest quality of comprehensive primary, preventative and behavioral health services to all who see it, regardless of insurance status and ability to pay, especially for the underserved and vulnerable. Sun River Health is a Federally Qualified, Non-Profit Health Center serving communities in Suffolk, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia and Westchester County. Sun River Health is currently seeking a full-time Dental Assistant to join our team in Southampton.

A Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting Dentists/ Hygienists as needed and preparing/dismantling operatory for patient treatment. S/He will perform job duties in compliance with systems and job specific standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Dental Assistant:

  • Checks in patients and notifies providers that the patient is present
  • Monitors and updates charts; enter date of visit, department and provider name on daily log sheet; adds sheets to medical record; places and document radiographs in/on X-ray folder; places treatment plans, periodontal charts, informed consent forms, referral forms, and contracts for complex treatment into the dental subdivision of the comprehensive medical record
  • Records patient appointment data daily (i.e. no shows, cancellations, emergencies, payment source [Medicaid, self-pay, etc.]) to accurately collect monthly dental statistics
  • Takes and processes radiographs as directed by the dentist/hygienist.
  • Assists dentists/hygienists with patient care.
  • Follows OSHA standards of infection control under CDC guidelines endorsed by department, JCAHO, organization, and overseen by Infection Control Officer.
  • Maintains supplies and instruments in dental operatory.
  • Maintains dental laboratory, processes instruments, and monitors lab cases (check-in of lab cases,pouring impressions where indicated, storing cases, sending out lab cases, completing lab log sheets, etc.).
  • Follows weekly and monthly maintenance procedures for all sterilization equipment.

Minimum Education Requirement: High School diploma/ GED

Preferred Education Requirement: Vocational/ Technical School/ Diploma Program

Minimum Work Related Experience: 0-1 year

Preferred Specialized Skills & Knowledge: Bilingual in both English and Spanish (orally and written)

Keywords: Sun River Health, New Haven , Dental Assistant, Other , Southampton, Connecticut

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