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Dental Assistant Expanded Functions

Employer
Indiana Health Centers, Inc.
Location
Seymour, IN
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Profession
Dentist
Specialty
Medical Management
Description:

Indiana Health Centers, Inc. (IHC) is a mission-driven organization that has been providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to underserved and uninsured populations since 1977. At IHC, a Federally Qualified Health Center, we specialize in integrated care which means having access to essential services to meet the needs of patients we serve in the community. With ten healthcare centers and eight Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program locations throughout Indiana, we offer primary medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare services to community-based patient populations that are diverse in age, educational background, and income level.

IHC in Jackson County in Seymour, Indiana is seeking a Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions to join our dedicated and talented team! (Bilingual preferred but not required)

Enjoy a 4-day work week and NO weekends! This position comes with outstanding benefits, including a $2000.00 retention bonus!

The Dental Assistant contributes to IHC's mission and goals of client satisfaction, quality of care, cost competitiveness, and performing basic dental procedures to increase the Dentists' productivity. The Dental Assistant with Expanded functions ensures that the dental treatment room and all instruments are sterilized and maintained, performs expanded laboratory procedures including pouring impressions and preparing casting models, and ensures inventory control and management.

Overview:

Schedules and confirms appoints and assists patients in the examination room
Conveys information to the patient and provider; completes/updates dental and medical history of the patient; completes dental charting
Assists the dentist in providing dental treatment; takes and develops dental x-rays; removes surgical sutures; places topical medications; applies topical fluoride treatments; takes impressions and bite registrations; applies pit and fissure sealants
Places and removes periodontal dressings, orthodontic ligature ties, orthodontic separators
Adapts temporary crowns; removes excess cement from fabricated restorations and orthodontic bands
Transfers appropriate instruments to dental treatment rooms for specialized procedures
Prepares dental materials, cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc
Prepares and sends specialized lab cases and paperwork to external laboratory for processing

Recruitment Package includes but is not limited to:

Hourly position: $22.00 - $26.00 per hour (Based on experience)
$2000.00 retention bonus: $1000.00 paid after 90 days and $1000.00 paid after one year
403(b)/403(b) matching
Flexible spending account
Health, life, dental, and vision insurance
Health savings account
Generous PTO
Referral program
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Requirements:
High School Diploma
Graduation from a recognized Dental Assistant program
Expanded functions certificate
Current Radiography license
Bilingual preferred but not required
Coronal polishing certificate required within 6 months of hire date

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