Creates a friendly, comfortable setting in which the patient can feel supported and cared for.
Conforms to local, regional, state, and national regulatory agency policies.
Seats and prepares patient; takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient via written or electronic medical records (EHR).
Assists dentist and/or hygienist during examination and treatment.
Escorts patient to front desk at end of treatment.
Expose and develop diagnostic dental x-rays (must have Radiation Safety Certificate).
Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
Records treatment information in patient records (electronic health record, EHR).
Cleans and disinfects operatories after use and prepares operatories for patient care following P&P guidelines.
Maintains equipment on prescribed schedule (e.g., x-ray processor, traps, curing lights, handpieces, sterilizers, spore tests, etc.).
Reports equipment and instrument malfunctions to LDA and Executive Director.
Maintains asepsis during all procedures.
Stocks the operatories as appropriate.
Helps to complete housekeeping lists posted in sterile room.
Provides a current copy of CPR certification.
Provides a copy of X-ray certification.
Proficient in the procedures of dentistry, clinic infection control, and x-ray, as well as cleaning and sterilization of instruments.
Follows OSHA and HIPAA standards in all duties performed in the clinic.
Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Supports the mission of Compassion Community Clinic and has the ability to offer encouragement to patients.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours per month on a Saturday
- Copy of CPR certification & a X-ray certification