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Dental Assistant - Expanded Function

Company: SCA Health
Location: Peridot
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) supports the dental team by performing a range of clinical functions allowing the dental team to function more efficiently and better serve the patients, as well as managing clinical supplies, organizing and maintaining lab equipment, taking and developing x-rays and providing comprehensive education to patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides routine maintenance and clean-up procedures on all dental equipment and instruments.
  • Performs cleaning, sharpening, packaging and sterilization procedures on all dental equipment and their proper storage when not in use.
  • Stores supplies and replenishes when necessary.
  • Provides receptionist, scheduling and seating of dental patients, sets up proper instruments for dental procedures, and accurately records treatment rendered on patient records.
  • Provides chair-side assistance during routine examinations and restorative, periodontal and surgical procedures as well as other dental specialties.
  • Processes and mounts diagnostic radio graphs.
  • Supports laboratory procedures, properly fills out laboratory requisition, pours study models and trims models under supervision of the Dentist.
  • Provides oral prophylaxis treatment, consisting of rubber cup coronal polishing and topical fluoride application as assigned by Dentist.
  • Selects, contours, places and removes matrix bands for restorations.
  • Condenses the restorations in the prepared cavity, carves the restorations, finishes the restorations, places the bases and cavity liners, places temporary restorations, and takes impressions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • At least 2 years of Dental Assistant experience with expanded function, preferred
  • Dental Assistant Certification; from an Accredited Dental Assisting teaching institution, required
  • Current Expanded Function Dental Assistant certificate, required
  • Current BLS certification or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

Indian Preference and Equal Employment Opportunity

SCAHC gives preference in hiring to San Carlos Apache Tribal members and other Native Americans in accordance with the San Carlos Apache Tribe's Tribal Preference Policy, as set forth in Section 402 of the Tribe's Human Resources Department Policies and Procedures Manual. Otherwise SCAHC does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect him/her because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, SCAHC complies with all applicable federal, and Tribal laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Keywords: SCA Health, Mesa , Dental Assistant - Expanded Function, Other , Peridot, Arizona

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