U.M. FDSP Associates, P.A.

Dental Assistant, Non-Certified

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Description/Job Summary

Under direct supervision by a licensed dentist, perform general chairside and clinical functions related to patient dental care, as permitted by the Maryland COMAR regulation.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Performs intra-oral rinsing and aspiration procedure.
  • Retracts oral tissues including lips, cheeks, tongue, and flaps.
  • Places and removes materials for isolation of the dentition, provided the material is not retained by the dentition.
  • Checks for loose bands.
  • Provides oral hygiene instructions to patients.
  • Performs intra-oral photography.  Exposes and process dental radiographs.
  • Taking impressions for mouth guards or diagnostic casts.
  • Orders, receives, and maintains inventory of clinical supplies and equipment. 
  • Cleans and maintains clinic equipment.  Cleans up disposable supplies after a procedure.
  • May enter data or schedule follow-ups as needed.
  • Performs infection control procedures.  Set-up disposable barriers; uses proper handling techniques for sharps.
  • Applying topical anesthesia.
  • Curing by the use of halogen light.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job.  Incumbents perform other related duties assigned.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Required Skills

Thorough knowledge of the principles of dental assisting theory, technique, and practice.
Skill in procedures using sit-down four-handed dentistry techniques.
Skill in the use of dental instruments and equipment.
Ability to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions. 
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Required Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one years’ related experience.  Related education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Required Qualifications

To be considered for this position all candidates must possess the Maryland State Radiology license and must have an active CPR certification.  Candidates that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Details

This is a Part-time position - working 20 hours per week. Starting salary is dependent on experience

Employees in this job class must be CPR certified. Employees in this job class must also meet and maintain Maryland State requirements for dental radiography.

Employees in this job class may be required to receive immunization to prevent illness due to exposure to blood borne pathogens.

The schedule will be determined by your direct supervisor

 

 

 

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U.M. FDSP Associates. P.A. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.