Dental Assistant

US-PA-Mechanicsburg
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare

Overview

At Children's Dental Health Associates, we proudly provide the best dental care to children throughout Chester, Lancaster, York, Philadelphia, Montgomery counties, and beyond. Our dentists and dental staff are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. We take the oral health of our young patients very seriously and understand going to the dentist can make some children anxious, so we strive to make every child feel calm and comfortable during their visit with their dentist. With colorful photos, a children's play area, TV's throughout the office, video games, and toys, our young patients are provided with a fun atmosphere where they are free to play before being seen by their dentist.

 

 We have an immediate full-time opportunity available for a talented Dental Assistant in our Lancaster pediatric office!  

 

 

We are pleased to offer a competitive salary and strong benefits package, which includes:

  • Company contributions towards medical insurance coverage
  • No-cost employer paid dental insurance for all employees
  • 401k
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
  • Company paid holidays
  • Employer-paid Group Term Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability Insurance

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.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved school of Dental Assisting or Trained on the Job
  • CPR certified
  • Cleared through the State of PA to work on children: determined through Criminal Background Check, Finger Printing, and Child Abuse Clearance
  • Radiology certification

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