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Dental Assistant

Employer
Aviva Health
Location
Myrtle Creek, OR
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Profession
Dentist
Specialty
Medical Management
Under the supervision of the Dental Assistant Supervisor and the Dental Manager, performs chairside work assisting a dentist in the treatment of patients; maintains records of treatments, supplies, and materials; prepares operatory for dental procedures; performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Sterilizes instruments and equipment by providing back up coverage for sterilization tech as needed. Oils and cleans equipment; cleans dental office and operatory.
Maintains proper infection control procedures; wears required personal protection equipment as per OSHA standards.
Prepares patients for treatment by seating patients, taking blood pressures, and reviewing medical history; presents and witnesses signatures on all appropriate consent forms.
Reviews patient chart and ensures all paperwork, x-rays and treatment are current.
Performs routine laboratory work such as pouring and trimming working models; packaging and shipping models to appropriate lab; receives and organizes lab cases/slips as they are delivered.
Keeps current with software specific for electronic dental records; provides accurate documentation by charting each patient's oral health, treatment plan, and chart notes; ensures that consent forms are signed by all persons required and reports any missing information in chart to supervisor or appropriate staff member.
Prepares operatories for dental procedure; assists chairside, passing various instruments and supplies to dentist.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES :

Performs other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:

Strictly adheres to the ethics and Code of Conduct as established by the American Dental Association, Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners, and Aviva Health.
Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment to completing assignments efficiently and timely. Works with minimal supervision and exercises sound judgment and is detail oriented.
Follows all Aviva Health policies.
Promotes positive customer relations and service to both internal and external customers by providing customer services to all patients in a non-discriminatory, confidential, professional, and friendly manner that builds dignity for each individual customer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate or equivalent education and a minimum of 6 months dental clinic or similar experience.
Oregon Radiology certification preferred.
Ability to maintain and interpret various records relating to patient care and dental services; ability to prioritize.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

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