DENTAL ASSISTANT

  • HonorHealth
  • Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Dec 04, 2018
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Overview

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.

Qualifications

Education
High School Diploma or GED Required

Licenses and Certifications
Other X-ray certified. Current BLS certification. Current Fingerprint Clearance Card from Arizona Department of Health Services. (Fingerprint clearance within 90 days of employment) Required

Responsibilities

Job Summary
The DENTAL ASSISTANT performs routine office duties in connection with th e examination and treatment of patients. This would include: preparation/maintenance of patient charts (electronic and hardcopy), maintenance/sterilization of dental instruments and equipment, scheduling and referral coordination, and maintaining inventory of supplies.

  • Prepares treatment area for patient care. Escorts the patient to the treatment area. Preps the patient for examination and treatment, assists the Dentist and Dental Hygienist as directed with patient care. Assists dentist with all general dentistry procedures (diagnostic, restorative, oral surgery, periodontal, pediatric, and prosthodontic) and dental hygienist with hygiene services as directed.
  • Performs a variety of front office duties as needed, including, but not limited to, reception, telephone, electron record maintenance, processing referrals and scheduling.
  • Maintains inventory and orders appropriate dental equipment and supplies.
  • Performs development and mounting of dental x-rays.
  • Provides oral health education to families in both English and Spanish.