Dental Assistant, Chairside by 4Expertise


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									DENTAL ASSISTANT, CHAIRSIDE CLASS PURPOSE To perform fundamental duties assisting a licensed dentist; perform clerical functions of a dental office; perform related work. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Dental procedures. Typical fundamental duties: under supervision of a licensed dentist – retracts patient’s cheek, tongue, and other tissue; removes water syringes; takes, exposes, and develops x-rays of the mouth, gums, jaws, and/or teeth; applies topical medications; places rubber dams in patient’s mouth; removes excess cement from and adjacent to crowns, bridges, and orthodontic bands; places matrix bands; performs dietary and salivary analysis, demonstrates oral care procedures and techniques; removes and replaces ligature wires; removes sutures; charts patient’s mouth; performs infection control procedures flushes evacuation system with chemical cleansers. 2. Office procedures. Typical duties: completes reports on patient treatment, x-rays, days of operation, and fees charged; completes admittance sheets and insurance forms; keeps records of services rendered; keeps dental records current with medical history; schedules recalls and other appointments; compiles data for budget preparation; researches prices and equipment specifications; orders supplies and equipment and keeps accurate inventory; orders repairs on dental equipment; delivers and picks up material for dental lab. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: performing fundamental duties of a dental assistant as outlined above; completing dental charting and notations; performing clerical duties associated with a dental office.

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