Posting DetailsPosition Information Job Title Dental Assistant/Receptionist Department Health Sciences Division - Dental Hygiene Posting Number 03113P Location Springfield, VA: 22150 Full or Part Time Part-Time Position End Date (if temporary) Required Travel Relocation Covered Salary Range $15.00 - $18.00 Position Summary Information Basic Function
Provides principles of four-handed dentistry as a chair-side dental assistant. Provides coordination for the operations of front desk activates and management of inventory control of patient records to ensure compliance with prescribed program quality assurance/risk management procedures.Duties and Responsibilities
Provides principles of four-handed dentistry for the delivery of services during dental procedures, as well as coordinates the activities of the front desk. This includes making and receiving telephone calls concerning dental services, scheduling appointments, maintaining inventory and supplies, maintaining patient records and recall systems, preparing instruments for treatment, maintaining treatment areas according to infection and biohazardous control protocols, as well as exposing diagnostic x-rays.Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent applicable experience or training.Some formal training in dental assisting and certification in x-rays. Current CPR Certification by the American Heart Association. Current immunization record such as tetanus, HEP-B vaccination series and/or documented immunity. Current TB testing or chest x-ray.Preferred Qualifications
Associate’s degree or equivalent applicable experience or training.Current Certified Dental Assisting credential from the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. Graduate from an accredited dental assisting program by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. previous experience in dental assisting and/or dental office management as it pertains to quality assurance and inventory control of patient records and recare systems and certification in expanded duties. Previous experience in dental health care management in an educational setting.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Working knowledge of the principles of four-handed dentistry, expanded duties and laboratory procedures.
• Knowledge of dental office practice management procedures.
•Ability to utilize basic computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and dental office electronic software.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent customer service skills
•Skilled in the required knowledge to expose diagnostic x-rays.
• Knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of clinical practice.as well as OSHA and HIPAA regulations.
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a valid CPR Certification?
- * Do you have formal training in dental assisting?