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Dental Assistant

Absolute Staffers Pennington Gap, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Dental Assistant for an opportunity in Pennington Gap, VA.

Key duties and responsibilities for Dental Assistant:

  • • Retrieve patients' records and escorts patients to proper dental specialty section; seats and prepares patient for attending Dental Officer.
  • Assists Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs and medications.
  • Passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and operates aspirator.

  • Observes patients' responses, and assists patient for dismissal from Dental clinic.

  • Gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments.

  • Makes necessary entries on dental treatment records.

  • Prepares dental treatment room for next patient.

  • Takes radiographs of patients using standard dental radiographic, panelipse, cephalometric, and transcranial equipment; obtains diagnostic quality periapical, occlusal, lateral, jaw, TMJ, and panographic radiographs; correctly positions patient and film and determines level of radiation intensity to minimize radiation exposure of patients; Develops, fixes, washes, and dries radiographic films using automatic developing units; processes and saves digital radiographs to patient medical records.

  • Assists in the treatment of emergency cases.

  • Preparation of patients for periodontal surgery.

  • Maintain proper infection control procedures in radiographic techniques.

  • Sterilizes contaminated biological waste of dental clinic several times a day;

Qualifications of Dental Assistant:

  • Graduate of an accredited school or program or have the equivalent on-the-job training.

  • Training must include dental radiology and radiology safety.

  • At least one year of experience performing as a Dental Assistant.

  • CPR certified by either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

  • Bilingual oral communication skills and experience in correctional setting desired.

Work details for Dental Assistant:

  • Location: Pennington Gap, VA

  • Status: Contract

  • Shift: Monday – Thursday (7:30am to 3:30pm); will not exceed 30hrs per week

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Isabella Martin at or Morgan Bailey at for more information.

Absolute Staffers

Why Work Here?

Competitive compensation and the ability to serve people with smile and care.

Absolute Staffers is a Maryland based contingency staffing organization specializing in bringing together highly qualified professionals with government and commercial clients. We focus on helping businesses and professionals grow, by matching the right talent to the right opportunity. We recruit, manage, and retain professionals from all over the country and place them in environments where they will succeed and thrive. Absolute Staffers is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Pennington Gap, VA