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DENTAL ASSISTANT - 40001019

Date: Nov 2, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Public Health Services

DATE POSTED:            

11/15/2021

CLOSING DATE:           

12/15/2021

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$39,008.00

SALARY MAXIMUM:

$54,612.00

POSITION NUMBER:            

40001019

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. The purpose of this job is to render technical assistance to dentists, residents, and dental students in the care of patients. This work may be performed in such facilities as a dental clinic, mobile dental unit, and community-based settings. Patient care duties are usually performed in the physical presence of a dentist or resident. The position communicates with the patient before, during, and after the appointment and provides treatment instruction to patient's parent or caretaker. Other procedures are performed using established protocols and office routines. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Provides patient history to dentist and passes instruments to dentist during procedures.
  • Explains procedures and provides patient support, instructing patient, family, and/or health care staff on basic oral hygiene.
  • Monitors the patient's behavior and vital signs upon request from the provider.
  • Inventories, receives, checks, and stocks supplies and equipment.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment, ensuring all items are in operable condition.
  • Prepares and arranges instrument trays for clinic use.
  • Mixes impression and filling material and places sealants.
  • Operates oral evacuation equipment, retractors, and water and air sprays.
  • Assembles and places rubber dams.
  • Performs cleanings, coronal polishing, and x-rays.
  • May maintain records and recall system, answer phones, and type records and correspondence.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent and completion of dental assistant program from an accredited institution supplemented by one (1) year of experience in a dental office; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

This is a repost and previous applicants do not need to reapply.  All applications will be considered.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh