Dental Job Description

Dental Job Description

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Dental provides chairside assistance to dental providers in all phases of clinical dentistry including oral surgery, pediatrics, and other procedures.

Dental Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective dental job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included dental job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Adhering to manufacturer, University Hospital, and CDC guidelines for reprocessing instruments and equipment
Holding the suction catheter in place
Generally anticipating the dentist’s needs
Delivering oral hygiene instructions clearly and thoroughly with use of visual aids
Assisting in 4 handed dentistry
Post daily patient schedule
Set up operatory for patients and procedures
Take, develop, and mount radiographs
Maintain the inventory log and order supplies when necessary
Organize and verify all charges on laboratory bills

Dental Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Dental

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, EFDA, CDA, DA, NY, AED, CT

Education for Dental

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the dental job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Dental Hygiene, Department of Education, Technical, Associates, Graduate, Health Care, Surgery, Communication, Dental Medicine

Skills for Dental

Desired skills for dental include:

Dentistry and dental procedures
Dental procedures and terminology
Dental patient screening and medical history documentation
Overall dentistry and dental hygiene procedures
Insurance plans
Dental terminology
Sterilization and infection control equipment
Instruments and equipment
Backups
Scanners and modems is strongly

Desired experience for dental includes:

Track patient information by categories, cancelations, and treatment plans
Perform light secretarial duties
Perform other job-related duties
Assist Dentist during procedures
Anticipate the Dentist's needs
Obtaining patient records

Dental Examples

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Dental Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of dental. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for dental
  • Assigning operatories to student dentists
  • Performing and logging biological and calibration tests
  • Maintaining sterilization records and inventory reports
  • Assisting and instructing students and faculty dentists in oral surgery procedures
  • Maintaining records of implant procedures
  • Performing routine operatory maintenance procedures
  • Assisting the student and faculty dentist with the preparation and administration of sedation anesthesia
  • Assisting in the triage of emergency care
  • Chairside assisting student and faculty dentists in pediatric procedures
  • Preparing, setting up, and breaking down treatment rooms for procedures
Qualifications for dental
  • Ability to travel at minimum one time per quarter for training
  • Dentrix computer experience a plus
  • Obtaining radiographs
  • Chairside assisting faculty dentists with various procedures
  • Performing laboratory procedures by pouring, trimming and mounting models and making custom trays
  • Instructing patients on appropriate dental hygiene practices
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Dental Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of dental. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for dental
  • Disinfect instruments and equipment for Central Sterile, prepare trays of instruments for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care
  • Accompanies Sales Reps/Account Managers on large/critical presentations
  • Assists sales/marketing by participating in conference calls with consultants, brokers, and clients
  • Complete process for securing financial reimbursement for provided services through patient dental insurance, including completion of forms for pre-authorization of care
  • Provide age- and developmentally appropriate care and support to infants, children, adolescents and adults undergoing dental care or supporting their child during dental care
  • Maintaining the sterilization area by restocking and solution changes
  • Maintaining asepsis
  • Keeping oral operative areas clear of debris during procedures
  • Having the room fully prepared for the patient treatment
  • Compliance with hospital, health center and departmental policies and procedures
Qualifications for dental
  • Gained experience in operating Thermoformer machines through daily use
  • Or fax 330-856-9985
  • X-ray equipment - Daily
  • Ability to set up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and guidelines
  • Must be a graduate of a dental assistant training program and two years of experience working within a dental office environment
  • Cetified Dental Assistant National Board Certification, or Board Eligible, is preferred
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Dental Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of dental. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for dental
  • Participating in lab duties and lab maintenance as assigned
  • Taking photographs, dental radiographs (x-rays) and impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • Working cooperatively with all residents (orthodontic or rotating) and all attending dentists
  • Dental Assistance
  • Prepares operatories before opening, ensuring that areas are well kept and clean
  • Turns over operatory and preps for next patient
  • Prepares inventory request report on a monthly to bi-monthly basis for Program Manager
  • 1st chair assist as defined need by Director/Faculty
  • Performs X-rays and reviews of PMHx
  • Documents accurately to ensure excellent charge capture
Qualifications for dental
  • Must have 1+ years' of endodontic and/or periodontic dental assistant experience
  • EFDA license for the state in which you work is a plus
  • Experience working as a Dental Assistant is a plus
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience working as a Dental Assistant
  • EFDA license for the state in which you work is preferred
  • Must have an x-ray license for the state of DE
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Dental Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of dental. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for dental
  • All other duties assigned by manager, clinic coordinator and senior dental assistant
  • Assist in the clinic and hospital OR including proper room se up, chair assistance and clean up according to hospital and clinic standards
  • Keep treatment rooms clean and properly stocked
  • Prepare electronic discharge documents and school/work excuses
  • Take and pour study model impressions, trimming and finishing cases
  • Greeting, seating, and dismissing patients
  • Assisting Doctors thoroughly and completely with orthodontic proceduresy
  • Takes dental radiographs in accordance with state regulations and law department directive and protocol
  • Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, health and wellness center business, and patient care of the department
  • Provide dental clinical leadership and expertise for plan design recommendations, quality review/quality improvement, utilization review, provider credentialing and advocacy programs
Qualifications for dental
  • Must have experience working as a Dental Assistant, 1+ years
  • X-ray license for the state in which you work is a plus
  • Degree in dental hygiene and licensed by La State Board of Dentistry
  • One year of practice in a clinic setting preferred
  • La State Board of Dentistry Certified
  • Experience working as a Dental Assistant, prefer 1 - 2 years minimum
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Dental Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of dental. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for dental
  • Actively participate in industry associations, professional committees and activities to remain abreast of current, new and emerging dental research, technology and dental insurance industry trends clinical practices and protocols
  • Monitoring the patient's behavior and vital signs upon request of the dentist
  • Taking routine x-rays such as bite wings
  • Prepare treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols
  • Provide information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests
  • Detect disease by completing oral cancer screening
  • Maintain CPR certification, and directory of emergency numbers
  • Educate patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions
  • Document dental hygiene services recording vital signs and medical and dental histories
  • Maintain patient confidentiality by adhering to HIPAA guidelines
Qualifications for dental
  • Completion of a program in dental assistance
  • A minimum age of 18 years prior to entry into technical training
  • Must have experience working in a dental office, prefer 3 years
  • Assist during the examination treatment, screening, and emergency care of patients
  • Prepare the necessary instrument set-ups for the procedures to be done
  • Mix cement, amalgam, or composite filling materials & impression material

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