The hours of work for this position may vary and will be arranged by the supervisor. The days of work will be Monday through Friday and overtime may occur when needed for clinic coverage and patient care. This position is vital to giving exceptional care to our patients and participating in a learning institution.
Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
- Provide chair side assistance to faculty, 1st and 2nd year resident doctors, and undergrad students. - Assist in teaching students how to take radiographs on children. - Assist with routine exams, recall, operative procedures, mixed dentition and consultations/treatment plans. - Provide support for mentally, physically compromised and behavior management patients including nitrous induced patients. - Stock supplies, maintain clinic equipment: Scan X, nitrous units, radiograph/panorex and digital units. - Adhere to infection control and sterile technique protocols. - Perform expanded duties as directed, perform restorative expanded functions, apply pit and fissure sealant, place and remove rubber dam, remove excess cement, monitor patients on nitrous oxide and oral sedation medications. -Maintain, order supplies for and cleaning of pre-doctoral clinic, lab, dispensary and consultation areas. - Instruct, utilize and evaluate dental assistant/hygiene student progress. - Perform standard preparatory tasks before and after dental treatments - Other duties as assigned in Pediatric Dentistry and other clinic areas.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: -Graduate from accredited dental assisting course -Currently *DANB certified and *Licensed as a Dental Assistant in Minnesota. -Nitrous Oxide Certified ** -Able to demonstrate working knowledge of dental materials and procedures in child dental assisting. -Experience working with children or minors in a Dental setting.
-Advanced oral and written communication skills
-Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships.
-Work effectively in a team environment.
-Work independently with minimal supervision.
-Respond calmly and effectively to sensitive and difficult situations.
-Concentrate and pay close attention to details.
-Utilize time management concepts and maximize time effectively.
-Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of work load assignments
-Exceptional patient and customer service skills; ability to work successfully with minor patients and their parents/guardiansâ‹
*Trainee option: If not certified, candidate must obtain DANB within first 4 months of hire; if not obtained, a dental assistant license should be obtained as soon as possible with an expectation this will be obtained within 2 months of hire.. ** A trainee option (4 month maximum) is possible if time is needed to obtain Nitrous Oxide Certification. This MUST be done within 4 months of hire date or person will no longer be qualified to hold position and the position will be terminated.
Preferred Qualifications: -More than 2 years of experience in Pediatric Dentistry clinic or work experience in Pediatric Dentistry in general clinic or hospital is highly preferred -Experience taking digital radiographs -Experience training/teaching others in a Dental environment (Assistants, Dentists, students, etc). -Experience in communicating and interpersonal skills. -Must be able to work well under pressure and work and resolve issues independently.
Internal Number: 336805
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