Dental Assistant

Ministry HR | Tyler, TX, United States

Posted Date 4/19/2022

Dental Assistant

Our Client is a Christ-Centered ministry that provides high-quality, affordable dental care for the low-income, uninsured adult population in the East Texas area.   We are hiring an experienced Dental Assistant to join our team! If you are dedicated and ambitious with a missional heart, this organization is an excellent place to work!

The Clinic Dental Assistant job is to help make the dental operations run smoothly. This involves working daily with the dentists, preparing the operatory and patients for needed procedures and assisting in all procedures and cleaning the rooms and instruments after use. Also included is proficiency with the electronic records system.

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Perform the duties of a dental assistant in a general dental clinic setting
  2. Assist dentist with patient management and all procedures
  3. Assist the dentists in any way needed to help make the clinic run smoothly.

Clinic Duties

  •  Assist dentist with patient management and all procedures
  • Comfort patient on arrival and explain why patient is having appointment and planned procedure for the visit
  • Keep the dental rooms clean and all equipment and instruments setup for the planned procedure
  • Clean the room after the procedure
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and trays, and have them properly stored in the rooms
  • Manage infection and hazard control protocol consistent with published professional guidelines
  • Prepare tray set-ups for a variety of procedures
  • Record patient information regarding dental emergency
  • Be certified and able to take digital oral x-rays
  • Explain after-care plans and answer any questions
  • Stock supplies in the room
  • Take dental impressions

Administrative Duties

  • Assist doctors with entering patient data and orders in the computer
  • Answering patient phone calls
  • Refill prescriptions as directed by the dentists
  • Other duties as directed by the dental director

Skills Required

  • Certified Dental Assistant Training
  • Computer knowledge to include windows, Microsoft office (word, excel, outlook).
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Office skills to operate all office machines as needed (copier, fax, etc.), typing.
  • CPR Certified

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

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