GCHC Dental Assistant
Job Title: GCHC Dental Assistant
Location: Augusta State Medical Prison
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 220143
QUALIFICATIONS:a. Graduate of an accredited Dental Assistant program. b. One (1) year experience as a Dental Assistant.c. Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to apply principles of practice. GENERAL DUTIES:Under general supervision, assists dentist/surgeon during examination, and treatment ofpatients.
*Provides chair side assistance by keeping operating field clear, passing instruments and suctioning. *Sterilizes instruments in accordance with policies and procedures.
*Ensures proper mixing of restorative materials. *Assists in taking, developing and mounting of intraoral and extraoral x-rays.
* Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave, and dental unit according to specifications.
*Inventory and submit requisitions for supplies and equipment to ensure adequate levels of expendable and non expendable items required are available for allprocedures.
*Ensures a sufficient number of tray set ups are available for patients care each day: pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam, perio/scaling.
*Assists in maintaining cleanliness and sanitation of the dental clinic. * Maintains dental charts, which may include retrieving charts form different areas of the hospital.
*Records dental findings correctly. *Schedules patient for dental appointments and prepares patients schedules for escort officer.
* Assists in cleaning of developer, autoclave and other instruments and equipment.
*Prepares reports as scheduled in a timely manner.
*Keeps the dark room in a clean and orderly manner.
*Performs dental screenings and schedules appointments as necessary.
*Cleans all drains regularly with soap and water to insure proper sanitation.
*Cleans examination lights, dental unit, x-ray unit, film processor per manufacture's/ policy and procedure of hospital. *Changes wet tank chemicals per policy/ procedures. * Assists in posting and pulling dental records, this may require obtaining records from other units in the hospital. *Attend all required in services. * Adhere to all policies and procedures of security.