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Dental Assistant

Kāne‘ohe Bay, HI | Full Time
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Job Description

Overview

Distinctive Home & Health Care is a leading provider of healthcare to serve military installations across the United States. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and support for each one of our clients. We are currently hiring for a Dental Assistant to work at the Kaneohe Bay Clinic in Hawaii. 

Responsibilities

 Performs duties in providing assistance in one or more phases of complex/difficult restorative, prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic, or periodontal treatment. Receives and schedules patients for treatment.  Obtains and records related medical history of patient. Charts examination and treatment information. Records information on prescriptions.  Sterilizes instruments, materials, and equipment; prepares surgical trays. Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition. Assists dentist at chair side. Performs intra-oral procedures as directed by dentist. Takes preliminary impressions for study models, removes sutures, places and removes rubber dams, perio-packs, matrix bands, and wedges.  Relays dentist’s instructions to patient for post-treatment care. Instructs patient in proper dental techniques, care of appliances, and causes of dental decay.  Operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra oral radiographs. Maintains, cleans, and performs minor repairs on X-ray equipment and materials.  Pours and trims models from impressions, and constructs custom impression trays. Maintains a variety of recurring reports related to dental activities.

Qualifications

Must have an Active BLS(American Heart or American Red Cross Association)Must have at least one year of Dental Assistant experienceMust have a certificate of completion in Dental Assisting

EEOC Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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