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Dental Assistant I

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Wentzville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The Dental Assistant will perform duties that assist the dentist, hygienists and other assistants in the care and treatment of patients. Supports dental team by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials while performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Performs duties in the field of reception, chairside assisting, sterilization, inventory and records.Responsibilities Include:Educate/Promote oral health through presentations in local schools, civic organizations, community programs and various other entitiesPromote and implement the Preventive Services Program (PSP) in local schoolsClinicalReview of health historyDental chartingTake dental radiographsPerform infection control and sterilization proceduresEducate patients about appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)Counsel patients about nutrition and its impact on oral healthAssist dentist with the following aspects of dentistry: oral surgery, restorative, prosthodontics, endodontics, and preventivePrepare treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols instructed by dentistperform patient vitalsProfessional communication amongst team, and patientsEnsures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructionsConserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job resultsHelp patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatmentTravel to other dental clinics, as neededOther duties as assignedWORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISKRegular exposure to blood and/or body fluidsRegular exposure to radiation sourcesRegular exposure to fumes and/or gasesRegular exposure to biohazard waste materialsRegular exposure to electrical hazardsHigh School/GED requiredAt least two (2) years dental assisting experience preferredComputer literate in electronic mail, word processing, and office management system software requiredA valid driver's license and agency established minimum automobile coverage upon hire (or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) requiredLICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: BLS certification or ability to obtain requiredCompass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering accessible, comprehensive, & compassionate behavioral health, substance use treatment, family medicine and dental services throughout Missouri. Our network of care includes Royal Oaks Hospital and Adapt of Missouri. We are both a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). Operating only from the highest ethical and professional standards, we provide access to innovative care designed to meet the health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission is "Inspire Hope. Promote Wellness."Why join us?We believe some of the most passionate people in the world work here. Our dedicated and talented staff are our most valuable asset. We strive to provide a work environment and services that are inclusive for our patients and our employees.At Compass Health Network, these are just a few of the benefits that we offer as an organization:Competitive benefitsAdvancement opportunitiesProfessional developmentLicensure supervisionMentor opportunitiesTuition reimbursementScholarship programEmployee Assistance ProgramHeadspace AccessPaid time off & Paid HolidaysNHSC Loan Repayment ParticipantWe welcome inquiries from qualified individuals who want to be part of a team of hardworking, dedicated and compassionate employees whose work helps us aspire to our vision of full, healthy, productive lives for everyone. We look forward to meeting you!Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Columbia , Dental Assistant I, Healthcare , Wentzville, Missouri

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