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Dental Assistant

GLC Associates, Inc Glenville Full-Time
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GLC Government Services is looking for Dental Assistants for a long-term government assignment working in a federal correctional facility in Glenville, WV.


Schedule: (Anticipated) Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding Federal holidays.


Job Duties:


  • Retrieve patients' 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 patients' responses, and assists patient for dismissal from Dental clinic; gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments; makes necessary entries on dental treatment records; prepares dental treatment room for next patient; assists in the treatment of emergency cases.

  • Maintains dental equipment; cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments; performs daily inspection of equipment, and makes minor repairs; reports defective equipment, or utilizes corrective action.

  • Uses dental hand instruments, mechanical instruments (including ultrasonic), oral hygiene aids and prophylaxis paste to provide necessary oral prophylactic services; prepares entries for patients' records; selects and applies medication in proper portion and anticariogenic agents to surfaces of teeth; applies medication prescribed by a dental officer to gingiva to promote healing.

  • Fabricates and repairs dental prosthesis and appliances under supervision; performs procedures pursuant to fabrication and repair of complete denture prosthesis and removable partial prosthesis, using acrylic resins and porcelain as basic materials

  • Takes radiographs of patients using standard dental radiographic, panelipse, cephalometric, and transcranial equipment; obtains diagnostic quality periapical, occlusal, lateral, jaw, TMJ, and panographic radiographs; correctly positions patient and film and determines level of radiation intensity to minimize radiation exposure of patients;

  • Develops, fixes, washes, and dries radiographic films using automatic developing units.


Requirements:


  • Must have graduated from an accredited school or program; or be certified (supporting documents required)

  • CPR Certified through American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • 1 year of experience

  • 3 letters of recommendation


Benefits:


  • 2 weeks paid vacation after 1 year

  • Health Insurance available

  • Direct Deposit

  • Weekly Pay

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