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Dental Assistant II
Regular Full Time
Open Until Filled
Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
This position is primarily located at Cherokee Indian Hospital Dental Clinic. There may be some travel required in order to provide services in other locations. The purpose of this position is to perform all basic dental assistant functions in order to allow the dental team to function as efficiently as possible. This position Corresponds to State of North Carolina Dental Assistant II without coronal polishing.
Performs routine chairside assisting, and accurately records diagnostic information and treatment provided for each patient.
Responsible for day to day maintenance of all clinic areas, including minor equipment adjustments and cleanliness of clinic areas.
Keeps instruments properly maintained and sterilized.
Exposes, processes, and mounts intra oral and extra oral radiographs as prescribed by a dentist/following standard polices and procedures.
Takes impressions for study models (not to be used for appliance fabrication), pours and trims models, fabricates custom trays and bite rims.
Applies sealants to teeth that do not require mechanical alteration prior to the application of such sealants, provided a dentist has examined the tooth and prescribed the sealant.
Applies matrix bands and wedges.
Cements temporary restorations using temporary cement
Applies rubber dams, removes sutures, applies desensitizing agents, applies etching materials and bonding agents.
Flush, dry and temporarily close root canals.
Other duties allowed under State of North Carolina Dental Practices for Dental Assistant II excluding coronal polishing.
Ability to sterilize dental instruments and keep clinic clean and presentable to patients
Skill and dexterity in performing all intra-oral and extra-oral techniques
Knowledge of all routine dental instruments and procedures in order to prepare for and assist in all normal clinical procedures.
Knowledge of dental terminology in order to accurately record treatment and examination information in patient file, and ability to file and retrieve patient records.
EXPERIENCE, JOB TRAINING and LICENSES:
There is a varied range of educational and job experience that will be reflected in the level of compensation.
SCHOOLING OR EQUIVALENT:
The Incumbent must satisfy one of the following conditions:
Successful completion of:
An ADA accredited dental assisting program and current certification in CPR;
Or one (1) academic year or longer in an ADA accredited dental hygiene program and current certification in CPR;
Successful completion of:
Full time employment and experience as a chairside assistant for two years (3,000 hours) of the preceding five, during which the assistant may be trained in any delivery setting and allowed to perform the functions of a dental assistant II under the direct control and supervision of a licensed dentist;
A 3-hour course in sterilization and infection control;
A 3-hour course in dental office emergencies;
Evidence of satisfactory performance on an equivalency examination, recognized by the Board of Dental Examiners, based on seven hours of instruction on the production and use of dental x-rays and educational program of not less than seven (7) hours in clinical dental radiology; and
Current certification in CPR; or
Successful completion of the national certification examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board, and current certification in CPR.