DENTAL ASSISTANT

THE CITY OF EAST ORANGE – East Orange, NJ

Posting Period 4/15/2019 - 4/26/2019

Role and Responsibilities:Under direction, the Dental Assistant assists in the clinical and administrative functions of the dental care program; he/she will also assist the dentist during examination and treatment of patients; does other duties as required:

  • Establishes appointments for the dentist in coordination with other disciplines and good dental practice.
  • Acts as a receptionist, greets and seats patients, correctly adjusts the dental chair and dental light and drapes the patient.
  • Routes patient for medical tests and services upon the dentist s direction
  • Charts all pathology on the patient s chart upon the dentist s direction
  • Record information on prescriptions and on a variety of forms related to dental care for signature of dentist upon the dentist s direction
  • Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition; cleans or instructs others in the cleaning of the dental facility.
  • Qualifications and Education Requirements: Successful completion of a one (1) year dental assistant program at a trade or vocational school, technical institute, accredited college or university or in the military service. Applicants may be required to possess a valid license as a Dental Radiological Technologist issued by the Radiological Technology Board, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute one (1) year of experience performing dental assistant work involving restorative, surgical or prosthetic dentistry procedures or, in dental x-ray. Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the basic principles and methods of dental care.
  • Knowledge of the concepts and application of oral pathology, bacteriology, pharmacology, dental anatomy, physiology and nutrition. Ability to: maintain and clean dental and laboratory equipment and the dental facility; accurately update and maintain dental records, charts and files; detect signs of syncope, shock or other side reactions to dental treatments in patients; learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $33,859.19 to $59,331.89 /hour

    Experience:

  • dental assisting: 1 year (Required)
  • Education:

  • Associate (Required)
  • Location:

  • East Orange, NJ 07019 (Preferred)
  • Work Location:

  • One location
  • Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Clinical Setting:

  • General Dentistry
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