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Dental Assistant

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Gila River Health Care
Job Site Location

Sacaton, AZ 85147
Job Description

Under the direct supervision of a dentist, assists in providing direct patient care, education and other general duties necessary for the efficient operation of the program

+ Receives patients, determines chief complaints, reviews medical history prior to exam and updates as appropriate

+ Provides chair-side health education information; dismisses patient with proper post-operative instructions

+ Obtains and records all patient examination information as directed by dentist

+ Provides proper protective apparel to patient, correctly exposes, processes and mounts intra-oral and extra oral radiographs

+ Organizes and arranges equipment and materials for dentist

+ Retracts patient’s cheek, tongue or other tissues, passes instruments and responds to requests from dentist

+ Mixes restorative materials, applies occlusal sealants and topical fluoride and operates suction unit

+ Cleans and autoclaves instruments

+ Applies rubber dam and places cotton rolls to isolate operative site

+ Instructs patient in preventive dental care; demonstrates brushing/flossing techniques and use of disclosing solutions; explains common causes of tooth decay and gum disease

+ Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives

+ Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor

+ One year of experience as a Dental Assistant or completion of an approved training course for Dental Assistants; equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute

+ Current basic CPR designation or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire

Job ID: 2019-6181

Street: 483 West Seed Farm Road

Shift: Days

Shift Details: Variable M-F and Saturday

Email Address: larredondo@GRHC.ORG

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