Title: Dental Assistant II
Reports To: Dental Practice Manager
Direct Reports: None
Classification/Category: Clinical Level I
Workgroup(s): Dental Team
Work Status: Onsite
Salary Range: $17.92 – $22.42
Summary of Position
Responsible for assisting dentists and hygienists, maintaining cleanliness of the operatories and equipment, taking and processing dental radiographs.
RCCHC Mission, Vision and Values
Mission: Great care for everyone, every day.
Vision: Striving to be the premier healthcare provider, dedicated to and supported by the people we serve.
Values: (R)espectful, (C)ompassionate, (C)aring, (H)onest, (C)ommitted
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center will provide open access, community-oriented primary care of the highest quality to all residents within our service area and surrounding counties, regardless of their ability to pay.
Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions in the English language. Communicate effectively. Interact in a respectful and professional manner with internal and external customers. Able to travel to other RCCHC sites. Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse populations, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds to the communities we serve.
High school diploma
Graduate of accredited Dental Assisting Curriculum or at least 3,000 hours of full time experience
Radiograph Certification, Sealant Certification, Coronal Polishing Certification, Infection Control Certification, current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification, Sterilization and Infection Control 3 hour course, and Dental Office Emergencies 3 hour course
Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certification preferred
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
Communication in Spanish and English with patients and family members of various educational, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds is highly preferred.
Possess the skills required to effectively perform all Essential Functions listed below in a timely manner.
Ensure the safety of all staff and patients with regard to Blood and Air Borne Pathogen exposures including the prevention, mitigation, identification and timely and appropriate response to potential exposures.
Prepare patient for the dentist including complete medical history review, note chief complaint in chart, take blood pressure and document
Expose and develop radiographs, according to standard protocols and/or dentist orders.
Assist dentist during oral exam and treatment.
Maintain dental instruments and equipment
Clean and maintain the dental operatories, sterilization and lab areas.
Stock operatories with adequate supplies at end of each day and as needed.
Assist dental hygienist when necessary and feasible.
Perform front desk duties in absence of dental office assistant or as directed by Dental Director.
Pour impressions and trim models.
Fabricate custom trays and bite rims.
Responsible for purchase orders and ordering of monthly expendable supplies, as directed.
Participate in continuing education on and off site as appropriate and feasible.
Apply sealants to teeth as designated by the dentist.
Polish teeth following prophylaxis of teeth by the dentist and give oral hygiene instructions to patients.
Take alginate impressions as designated by the dentist.
Fabricate temporary crowns and pack gingival string for crown impressions.
Other job duties may be required that are not listed above.