Dental Assistant

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium View Company Profile

Pay Range:$25.00 – $25.00 SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, itxe2x80x99s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more. Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job Greets, seats and prepares patient in appropriate treatment operatory Prepares operatory in advance of appointment including instruments, radiographs, hand pieces, charts and supplies Assists at chair-side using 4-handed techniques including tissue retraction, operatory air/water syringe and high-speed evacuation, passing instruments, preparing dental materials, maintaining dry field, etc. Verbally relays post treatment instruction to patients Records examination results using proper charting protocol; completes progress notes when appropriate Responsible for basic laboratory procedures including custom acrylic trays fabrication, occlusal guard fabrication, pouring and trimming of diagnostic casts Cleans, prepares, and maintains operatories, lab, central sterilization and tray set up area Prepares and maintains trays, tubs, instrument packs, mobile carts and supplies in an organized and uniform manner Performs routine basic maintenance of dental equipment hand pieces, autoclave, automatic x-ray developer, high-speed evacuation etc. Takes impressions and bite registrations Places and removes orthodontic ligatures, bands, separators and appliances as directed by treating dentist Other Functions Accompanies dentist on village field trips throughout the year Participates in Community Prevention activities i.e. school screening, Headstart, Oral Health Programs, Health Fairs etc. In the absence of the receptionist, answers the telephone, directs calls, takes messages, manages appointment book, and maintains patient flow Other duties as assigned Additional Details: Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required High school diploma or equivalent CPR certificate preferred Experience Required None Knowledge of Chair Side Dental assisting Dental Radiology Infection Control Skills in Strong oral & written communication skills Advanced levels of hand & eye coordination skills Working level of organizational skills Ability to Communicate with patients and staff Follow written and verbal instructions Treat patients and staff with respect Position Information: Work Shift:OT 10/40 If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

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