Dental Assistant I

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Assist faculty, residents, and dental students chairside in the care of patients. Taking and developing x-rays. Instruction of preventive dental techniques and oral hygiene with patients. Maintain dental records in Axium. Maintain operatories, stock mobiles and ensure regular maintenance of clinical equipment. Assist in organizing and controlling the use of clinic supplies and medications. Assists in sterilization of dental instruments. Participates in student education of auxiliary utilization. Learns new ways and methods through participating in in-service training. (i.e. required to maintain current certification in CPR, six hours of credit every two years.) Assists when needed with pulling and filing of patient charts, answering of the phones and making patient appointments. Expected Salary: $15.80 – $17.00 per hour. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to prepare, sterilize and maintain dental instruments and equipment Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and pay close attention to details. Knowledge of dental terminology. Ability to instruct patients in preventive dental techniques. Knowledge of dental hygiene principles and practices. Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume. This position is eligible for veteranxe2x80x99s preference. If you are claiming veteranxe2x80x99s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran’s Preference Page for more specific information. Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date. This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. Health Assessment Required: Yes

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