Under the direct supervision of a Dentist, provides assistance during examination and oral surgery treatment of detainees/inmates.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Sterilizes instruments in the dental office. Lays out needed tools and instruments for scheduled procedures.
Provides chair-side assistance by keeping operating field clear, passing instruments, and suctioning.
Mixes restorative materials as required.
Assists in taking intra-oral and extra-oral x-rays as requested.
Develops and mounts x-ray films.
Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic according to OSHA standards.
Performs dental screenings and schedules appointments as necessary.
Maintains dental charts and records dental findings.
Schedules patients for dental appointments.
Prepares patient's schedule for escort officer.
Maintains compliance with company policies for accreditation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
Graduate from an accredited dental assistant program and current license or certification (where applicable) to practice in the state in which the facility is located is required. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
A minimum of one (1) year experience as a Dental Assistant preferred.