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Dental Assistant

Location : Liltleton, CO
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Licensed
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Category : Select a Value

Job Description :
Dental Assistant - 

Schedule: A session is defined as one hour. The contractor(s) will normally work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (except Federal holidays). The hours of operation are based on facility need. A duty day will be at the discretion of the Dental Officer and/or the HSA. The two normal shifts are either 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (with a 30-minute unpaid lunch period) or 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch period). A session will be equal to one (1) hour. The facility is expected to require an average of (6) sessions per day. The Dental Assistant's schedule shall not exceed 30 hours per week. Work hours will be at a time mutually agreed upon between the contractor and the Health Services Administrator (HSA) or their designees. These hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the institution. 

 

Scope of Services: The services performed by the Dental Assistant shall include, but not limited to the following: • Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections: restorative, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthetics, and examinations, to include the triage of patient care for the expressed purpose of assisting the Dental Officer with appointment flow. • 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 • Assists in the treatment of emergency cases. • Provides dental health education • Dental prophylaxis • Dental screening examination • Preparation of patients for periodontal surgery • Dental and periodontal chartingPrepares places, and removes packs • Places temporary fillings • Places and removes rubber dams • Maintains dental equipment • Cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments • Performs daily inspection of equipment and makes minor repairs • Reports defective equipment, or utilizes corrective action • 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 • Prepares entries for patient's records • 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 • Uses acrylic resins and porcelain as basic materials • 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 • Correctly positions patient and film • Determines level of radiation intensity to minimize radiation exposure of patients • Processes and saves digital radiographs to patient medical records • Performs quality assurances on radiographic and developing equipment and safelight • Maintains proper infection control procedures in radiographic techniques • Sterilizes contaminated biological waste of dental clinic • Places and finishes dental restorations, including bases and liners • Make primary impressions and pours casts • Selects tooth shade for composite restorations and dentures.
Required Qualifications :
Minimum Qualifications:

The Contractor shall possess the necessary skills, abilities, and credentials to perform services of a Dental Assistant (occupational code 12020). All below listed information shall be provided prior to being accepted for work at FCI Englewood. The Dental Assistant assigned to FCI Englewood by the Contractor must possess the following qualifications: • Two (2) years of experience providing Dental Assistant services • A Valid Driver’s License. • Proof of CPR certification. 
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