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Dental Assistant - Chicopee, MA

Chicopee, MA

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 26490 Pay Rate: $20 - $25 Remote Friendly?: Office

Job Description

Dental Assistant

HIGHLIGHTS
Location:  Chicopee, Massachusetts 
Position Type: Direct Hire
Hourly / Salary: BOE
Residency Status: US Citizen

Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Look no further because our client is hiring a Certified Dental Assistant to work at their office located in Chicopee, MA 01020 . This is a full-time position for the following days & hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM The Dental Assistant we hire must be a Certified Dental Assistant and is required to have an X-Ray certification for the state of MA. Dental Assisting experience is preferred, or we will consider a recent graduate from an accredited dental school. This position offers a competitive salary, plus benefits! Come join their amazing team!

Responsibilities
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area;positioning instruments for dentist’s access;suctioning;passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient’s mouth.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies, pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations;cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;reviewing professional publications;establishing personal networks;participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • X-ray license
  • Experience working as a Dental Assistant, or training from a formal Dental Assistant program
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