Dental Assistant

Job family
General summary

Positions at this level are accountable for assisting a Dentist or Dental Hygienist in patient care, preparing materials for patient impressions and restorations, exposing radiographs, and processing dental x-ray film.  Under supervision, may remove sutures and apply anesthetics and cavity preventive agents to teeth and gums.  Other duties include performing office tasks such as: scheduling, handling records, billing, payments, and ordering supplies and materials.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of routine dental and office procedures.  Ability to chart mouth and teeth.  Ability to provide chair-side assistance to a dentist, taking care not to cause injury to client.

Typical qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent. Certification as a Dental Assistant preferred.  

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