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Dental Assistant- Bilingual (Spanish/English)

GPW Health Center Woodbridge, VA
  • Posted: 3 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

GPW Health Center is growing!

We are committed to real work/life balance, great pay and fantastic benefits; 7 paid holidays and 25 days of PTO accrued per year, 401k plan with a 3% employer contribution (regardless of the employee's contribution), Medical (80% employer contribution for employee coverage, 50% employer contribution for family coverage) life insurance (employer paid), Dental and Vision insurance. We are an organization that cares about our staff and community!

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Position Description:
The Dental Assistant assists Dentists with patient care through a variety of tasks. The health conditions include common, complex and/or advanced orally related diseases needing continued supervision of the prescribed treatment plan. The Dental Assistant will aid in the explanation of the treatment plan and basic oral hygiene techniques such as brushing and flossing. This person collaborates with other medical providers and support staff, to complete his or her work.

Essential Functions:

1. Assists patients in resolving minor oral health difficulties, answering their questions and giving directions to patients as authorized by the Dentist.

2. Prepares operatory for patient treatment per Center protocols. Serves as Dentist’s chair-side assistant during patient visits.

3. Prepares patients for x-rays and properly exposes and develops dental radiographs in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department directive and protocol.

4. Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the Dentist in accordance with state regulation and law and Center protocol.

5. Maintains all dental practice areas in compliance with Center protocols and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues.

6. Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list of individual item shortages for inventory control and ordering purposes.

7. Maintains patient records in the electronic medical records system, monitors patient flow, and assists the Dentist in assuring that all patient records and documents are properly and accurately completed and entered into the electronic medical records system.

8. Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care. Schedules follow-up appointments for patients after each visit, when appropriate, in accordance with practice protocols.

9. Insures the sterility of all reusable dental instruments and equipment. Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with GPWCHC policy as well as state and federal regulation(s).

10. Participates in appropriate health promotion/disease prevention activities and outreach efforts, both on-site and off-site as required.

11. As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

1. High School Diploma or Post-Secondary Education
2. Dental Assistant Diploma/Certificate
3. Qualified in Basic Life Support Techniques/CPR
4. Bilingual (English/Spanish) (Preferred)

GPW Health Center

Why Work Here?

We are a mission driven Health Care Center dedicated to serving our community

The Greater Prince William Community Health Center is a non-profit, 501c3, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing affordable access to primary, dental, behavioral, OB-GYN, laboratory, and pharmacy services for the whole family under one roof (at three locations). The organization has Centers in Woodbridge, Manassas and Dumfries Virginia. The Centers are located in Eastern Prince William County at the confluence of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, 25 miles south of the National Capital. The area enjoys premiere schools, performing arts, national refuges and parks, and a mix of housing types and price points. GPWCHC participates in e-Verify: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify

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Woodbridge, VA
USA

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