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Dental Assistant. $19 an hr. Mon-Fri. 6 months contract assignment

Careers On Demand
Waymart, PA
$19 an hr.
October 17, 2020

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We are currently seeking a Dental Assistant to work at a correctional facility in Waymart, PA. This is a registry position with Staff Today Inc.

Job Details:

Mon-Fri 7:30A-4P (except Federal holidays) Responsibilities (not limited to):

Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections: restorative, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthetics, and examinations

Retrieve patient's 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 patient's responses, and assists patient for dismissal from the Dental Clinic

Gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments

Makes necessary entries on dental treatment records (both electronic and paper records)

Prepares dental treatment room for the next patient

Provides dental health education

Dental prophylaxis

Maintains dental equipment

Cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments

Performs routine oral prophylaxis of the clinical crowns of teeth

Uses dental hand instruments, mechanical instruments (including ultrasonic), oral hygiene aides and prophylaxis paste to provide necessary oral prophylactic services

Selects and applies medication in proper portion and anti-cariogenic agents to surface of teeth Applies medication prescribed by a Dental Officer to gingiva to promote healing

Fabricates and repairs dental prosthesis and appliances under supervision

Performs procedures pursuant to fabrication and repair of complete denture prosthesis and removable partial prosthesis

Takes radiographs of patients using standard and digital dental radiographic, panelipse, cephalometric, and transcranial equipment

Obtains diagnostic quality periapical, occlusal, lateral, jaw, TMJ, and panographic radiographs

Determines level of radiation intensity to minimize radiation exposure of patients

Performs quality assurances on radiographic and developing equipment and safelight

Maintains proper infection control procedures in radiographic techniques

Places and finishes dental restorations, including bases and liners

Preparation of patients for periodontal surgery


Must possess specialty training from a licensed dentist and/or certification from an accredited Dental Assistant school (training must include dental radiology and radiology safety)

Must be certified as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Must possess CPR card issued by the American Heart Association or client

Minimum of two (2) years of experience providing Dental Assistant services

Bilingual oral communication skills and experience in a clinical correctional setting are desirable

License may be from any state

If interested, please apply through this job post. You may send a copy of your most recent resume. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Stephanie at (617) 487-3495 Monday-Friday (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM EST).