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Dental Assistant

Kenosha Community Health Center Kenosha, WI
  • Posted: 16 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental

Kenosha Community Health Center is seeking multiple Dental Assistants to work in our dental facility in Kenosha.

POSITION SUMMARY

The dental assistant’s primary responsibility is to assist the dentist with clinical procedures. This includes chair side assisting, x-rays, taking alginate impressions, and screening emergency patients. The assistant will be expected to assist in four-handed dental procedures including, but not limited to: initial exams, periodontal maintenance, amalgam and composite restorations, endodontics, oral surgery, crown and bridge, and removable prosthodontics. By the end of the assistant’s training period he or she will be expected to be proficient in all procedures routinely performed in the clinic.

PRIMARY TASKS AND DUTIES

  • Chart oral condition as dictated by dentist
  • Seat and dismiss patient
  • Identify patient needs using appropriate forms of communication
  • Explain postoperative and preoperative instructions to the patient
  • Obtain, interpret, and evaluate personal, medical and dental histories
  • Maintain patient records
  • Demonstrate four-handed instrument transfer
  • Apply topical anesthetic
  • Prepare and assist with administration of local anesthesia
  • Prepare mounting and articulation of study models
  • Fabricate temporaries for crowns and bridges
  • Prepare hand pieces for laboratory and operatory use
  • Demonstrate knowledge of rotary instruments
  • Demonstrate clinical proficiency in selection and transfer of instruments in operative dentistry
  • Prepare tray setups for specialty dental procedures
  • Prepare for a medical emergency
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all the specialties of dentistry and the procedures used
  • Pour and trim cast/model
  • Prepare and assist with composite resin restoration
  • Prepare and assist with amalgam restoration
  • Prepare and assist with varnish and fluoride applications
  • Prepare and assist with minor and oral surgery procedure
  • Prepare and assist with alginate impression
  • Take digital x-rays (Pan, BWX’s, PAs)
  • Properly label and input tooth/teeth numbers into patient electronic chart
  • Practice patient and operative safety measures for radiation
  • Maintain dental equipment and supplies according to OSHA guidelines
  • Maintain personal safety and hygiene according to CDC and OSHA guidelines
  • Dispose of waste and hazardous materials in compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Maintain infection control of work area according to OSHA guidelines
  • Maintain proper infection control protocol of casts/models and prostheses when sending or accepting from the dental laboratory
  • Dispose of waste and hazards in compliance with EPA/FDA/NIOSH
  • Maintain instruments and supplies in conditions that follow CDC and OSHA guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

  • Preferred Graduate from an Accredited Dental Assistant Program/School or two or more years of prior dental assisting experience
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish (oral and written)preferred
  • Must produce Official School Diploma
  • Must produce Official School Transcripts
  • Must be current on all ACIP immunizations & PPD status

Availability

The Dental Assistant must be available to work Monday through Thursday 7:00am – 7:00pm; Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm and Rotating Saturdays 7:00am – 3:00pm.

WHAT WE OFFER

As a full time employee, you will receive an impressive portfolio of benefits designed to help you maintain a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family, including Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, 403(B), Life Insurance, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Kenosha Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Kenosha Community Health Center

Why Work Here?

Rewarding Opportunity Within Close Knit Community

Grant funding to pursue innovative models of care. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we are locally managed and federally funded. Because of our structure and sustainability, we can grow while remaining innovative. We are not a large company but a capable one. We move together as a cohesive team to obtain our highest priority- the best in patient care for anyone who needs it! Because of our success we are now growing and seek only the best to join our team.

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