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Dental Assistant Lantana

Health Care District of Palm Beach County Lantana Full-Time
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Dental assistants are integral to the efficiency and delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team.  The duties of the dental assistant are comprehensive and diverse.  The assistants’ tasks require strong interpersonal and technical skills, good hand-eye coordination, and organizational skills. Knowledge and experience in expanded duty dental functions is key.

Responsibilities

***This position is open to candidates who recently completed a Dental Assistant program***

Assists the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures, including preparation for procedures and disinfecting rooms for next patient.

Takes and develops dental radiographs (x-rays).

Inquires about the patient’s medical history and takes blood pressure and pulse.

Serves as the infection control officer, prepares and sterilizes instruments and equipment.

Interacts with patients to help feel at ease before, during and after dental treatment.

Provides patients with instructions for oral care pre and post treatment.

Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain optimum oral health (e.g. brushing, flossing, counseling).

Takes impressions of patients teeth for casts (models of teeth).

Processes admissions on all patients as well as verifies insurance authorizations.

Maintains data integrity in the system for all patients.

Performs office management tasks inlcluding scheduling, registration and data entry.

Communicates with patients and suppliers (e.g. scheduling appointments, answering telephone, billing, ordering supplies).

Helps provide direct patient care in all dental specialties.

Addresses all expanded duty functions as allowed by law.

Education: 

High school or GED required.  Training from an accredited Dental Assisting Program and expanded duties training certification preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and/or Creole preferred.

Experience: 

Minimum three (3) years experience, preferably in pediatric or community dentistry.

Certification:

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Licensure:

N/A

Registrations:

N/A

Training:

Expanded duties training, cross trained skills front to back preferred.

Skills required

Prescription
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Setting Appointments
Health Insurance
Blood Pressure
Irrigation (Health)
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Job ID: 2019-4838

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Serving the Health Needs of the Community For More Than 25 Years

In 1988, Palm Beach County residents decided they wanted to invest in a healthier community. They voted to create the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, an independent taxing district that provides an array of health care services, such as:

  • Trauma System
  • School Health
  • Health Coverage
  • Hospital
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics

We are committed to providing quality health care in an efficient, fiscally responsible manner. We invite you to browse through the following pages to learn more about the Health Care District and the Palm Beach County residents –many just like you – whom we serve every day.

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