Dental Assistant

Boston, MA, USA

Full Time & Part Time Available | $28k to $55k + Benefits

Job Type

My client is seeking a Dental Assistant to be reporting to the Director of Oral Health. The Dental Assistant is responsible for coordinating the clinical area and assisting the dentist in the delivery of dental patient care of pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients by assisting with chairside procedures, including radiology, sterilization, infection control, medical records, and maintenance.

 

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enters and maintains dental charting updates medical history, and verifies patient information.

  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by seating patient in the chair and explaining procedures to be performed.

  • Takes digital x-rays.

  • Provides active chair side assistance-utilizes four-handed dentistry and anticipates provider’s needs.

  • Maintains dental assistant clerical workspace.

  • Stocks and maintains assigned operatory.

  • Screens emergency patients, triages according to department procedures.

  • Responds to questions and issues regarding patients’ concerns.

  • At the conclusion of the procedure assists patient; clears worksite of instruments and other materials; follows proper infection control protocols, prepares for next patient, and sterilizes instruments when needed.

  • Maintains and expands the current level of dental assistant skill and knowledge by periodically attending continuing education programs.

  • Monitors denture and crown lab case logs.

  • Confirms patient appointments when assigned.

  • Perform other tasks as required.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Successfully complete a Dental Assisting program of not less than one year in an accredited Dental Assistant program or recognized by: Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) OR New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) OR Meets the standards of the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Experience: Minimum of 2 - 3 years of clinical dentistry experience.

Licensure/Certification: Current registration with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry

  • Current BLS/CPR certification

  • X-Ray Certification

Software/Hardware: Must be proficient and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.), Experience with Dentrix preferred.