Dental Assistant at Indianapolis Pediatric Dentistry

Indianapolis, IN 46260

About the Job

Our pediatric dental team is looking for an energetic and caring Dental Assistant.  Please apply if you love children and dentistry!  Candidates must have a positive attitude and be willing to work hard and have fun.  Also required of candidates: High School Diploma, Certificate in Dental Assisting and Indiana Dental Radiographer license.  Applicants with Expanded Duties experience and coronal polish certification preferred.  

Job Purpose:
Supports pediatric dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

* Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.

* Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, and seating patient.

* Provides information to patients and parents by answering questions and requests.

* Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.

* Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.

* Provides diagnostic information by exposing digital radiographs 

* Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification

* Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.

* Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.

* Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

* Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

* Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

* Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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