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Certified Dental Assistant

James Island Dental Associates Charleston, SC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced, dental assistant for a busy James Island general practice. We need a team player who enjoys interacting with patients and is self-motivated. Our office is a high technology office and we would prefer experience with as much technology as possible.

Dental Assistant Job Duties:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees 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 and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • 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 the 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.

Dental Assistant Skills and Qualifications:

Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures

James Island Dental Associates

Why Work Here?

Fun and upbeat staff and patients!

Dr. James H. Thomas III graduated from the College of Charleston in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Following graduation, he attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he earned his DMD. He received hands-on training during his general practice residency, which took place at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia. Dental Associations Dr. Thomas is a member of many dental societies and associations, which helps him stay on top of the latest developments in dentistry. His memberships include: The American Dental Association The South Carolina Dental Association The Academy of General Dentistry The International Congress of Oral Implantologists The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology As a long-time resident of South Carolina, Dr. Thomas feels a deep connection to the people of his community and takes time out of his schedule to offer assistance to those in need. He volunteers at his alma mater, MUSC, at the Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center, and has even served as part of a medical and dental mission trip to Honduras.

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113 Wappoo Creek Dr. Suite 5, Charleston, SC 29412
Charleston, SC
USA

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