Dental Assistant – Dental Medicine – Full Time

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Position Summary: Aides dentist in patient management by contribution to patient comfort with reassuring conversation and actions, while assisting in established dental procedures. Education, License & Cert: High School diploma or equivalent required. Dental Radiography certification required within 12 months of employment. Experience: Preferred, but not required. Essential Functions: 1. Obtains dental and medical history and personal information and records this and treatment rendered on chart to support appointment including exposing, developing and mounting radiographs. 2. Prepares weekly and daily schedules. 3. Performs duties based on analysis of treatment plan. 4. Keeps exam rooms clean and stocked including supply ordering. 5. Keeps oral area clean by use of suction devices, water sprays, cotton rolls and holders and by retraction of cheek and tongue. 6. Performs certain impressions, pours and trims models then prepares them for treatment. 7. Arranges instruments, materials, medications and hands to oral surgeon as needed. 8. Sterilizes instruments and stores same. Prevents crossxe2x80x90contamination during use by practice of barrier techniques. 9. Supports clerical duties including, but not limited to scheduling appointments, point of collections, answering telephones, complete insurance forms for coverage and prexe2x80x90determinations, etc. 10. Performs routine maintenance on equipment and keeps equipment and working area clean at all times. Other Duties: 1. Arranges instruments, materials, medications and hands to dentist as needed. 2. Takes care of lab cases, send out and receive. 3. Completes insurance forms for coverage and any other administrative duties. The pay for this position ranges from $16.68-$26.42 per hour. Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, youxe2x80x99ll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community. The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

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