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Dental Assistant

GLC Associates, Inc Pennington Gap Full-Time
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GLC Government Services is seeking a Dental Assistants to work a long-term Government contract at a high security correctional facility located in Pennington Gap, VA.

Schedule: 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday (except Federal Holidays). Typically, between the hours of 7:30a-3:30p.

Contract: Up to 5 years

Job Duties:

The contractor is responsible for provision of the services as listed below, but not limited to:

  • Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections: restorative, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthetics, and examinations

  • Collect and track data and enter data into the agency's electronic system and track scheduling of patient care and must have knowledge and experience in maintaining patient medical records and confidentiality.

  • Retrieve patient's records and escorts patients to proper dental specialty section; seats and prepares patient for attending Dental Officer

  •  Assists Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs and medications

  • Passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and operates aspirator

  • Observes patient's responses, and assists patient for dismissal from the Dental Clinic

  • Gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments

  • Makes necessary entries on dental treatment records (both electronic and paper records)

  • Prepares dental treatment room for the next patient

  • Assists in the treatment of emergency cases

  • Dental prophylaxis

  • Dental screening examination

  • Preparation of patients for periodontal surgery

  • Dental and periodontal charting

  • Prepares places, and removes packs

  • Places temporary fillings; places and removes rubber dams

  • Maintains dental equipment; cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments

  • Performs daily inspection of equipment and makes minor repairs



  • Specialty training from an accredited Dental Assistant school; training must include dental radiology and radiology safety

  • CPR Certified through American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • 1 year of experience


  • Competitive Pay

  • Health and Dental benefits offered

  • Weekly Pay

  • Direct Deposit

  • Paid Time Off after 1 year

Skills required

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Setting Appointments
Blood Pressure
Patient Services
Diagnostic Procedures
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