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Dental Assistant - General

Alexandria, VA Full-Time
Dental Assistant - General
Alexandria, VA

MUST:
Experienced Dental Assistant
2+ years of experience as a Dental Assistant
2+ years of experience taking dental radiography
2+ years of experience taking performing oral prophylaxis procedures
2+ years of experience assisting dentist in patient treatment
Able to work in fast-paced setting and tolerate interruptions required
Able to work with minimal supervision but also within a team
Experience working with immigrants/refugees, clients of all ages and with diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
Cultural competency such that the individual possesses a sensitivity, understanding and expertise in caring for persons of diverse cultures
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
High school diploma or equivalent required
Completion of a Dental Assistant training required
Xray certification required
Dental Assisting National Board certificate preferred

DUTIES:
Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient
Exposes dental diagnostic x rays
Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts
Pours, trims, and polishes study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans and polishes removable appliances, and fabricates temporary restorations
Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies
Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs
Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
Records treatment information in patient records
Ensure all patient records and related documentation are managed and maintained timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with OSHA procedures, rules, and regulations
Protects patients, self and employees by adhering to CDC and/or organizational infection-control policies and protocols
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements
Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuing education
Demonstrate cultural competence and ability to work with staff and patients from diverse backgrounds
Prepare and maintain special internal and external reports as requested by Supervisor and/or Department Head
Assist with developing, coordinating and recommending changes for the improvement of workflow in the program or section area
Employee will be asked to perform additional duties and take on other responsibilities as dictated by events and circumstances



*Quadrant, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Quadrant is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.

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