Dental Assistant

About the Dental Assistant Position

We are looking for a qualified dental assistant who will make the office experience more efficient, pleasant and "magical" for our patients. You’ll ensure the patients are well taken care, explain treatment to the patients and their parents in a calm and understanding way, and work with the dentist to hands-on assist during procedures.

Dental assistants should be well-organized with close attention to detail. You should be able to follow instructions and respect dental office rules and regulations- understanding that patients are sometimes fearful or just don't know what to expect while in the office. We want you to be skilled in providing direct or indirect patient care, infection control, x-rays, patient education, and able to make office procedures as smooth as possible.

Dental Assistant Responsibilities

  • Welcome customers in the dental office

  • Prepare clients for treatments or checkups ensuring their comfort

  • Select and set up instruments, equipment and material needed

  • Sterilize instruments according to regulations

  • Take dental x-rays

  • Assist the dentist through 4-handed dentistry

  • Undertake lab tasks as instructed

  • Provide oral hygiene and post-operative care instructions, patient education, informed consent, patient calming techniques, etc.

  • Keep the dental room clean and well-stocked

  • Schedule appointments

  • Maintain accurate patient records and assist with payment procedures, as necessary

Dental Assistant Requirements

  • Proven experience as dental assistant

  • Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods

  • Understanding of health & safety regulations

  • Ability to take high quality (readable) diagnostic x-rays for the dentist

  • Good computer skills

  • Excellent communication and people skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Well-organized and reliable/dependable (punctual and good attendance is very important)

  • High school diploma; graduating from dental assistant school is preferred

  • Additional certification or training is an asset (e.g. EFDA) and may be required (infection control, CPR, etc.)

Apply today to learn more about this excellent practice opportunity!

Contact

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Submit your resume to career@prestigedentalnetwork.com