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Dental Assistant

at State of Georgia

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: HEA04F8

Job Description

 

The selected incumbent for this position must perform the following duties:

 

  • Under general supervision, assists the dentist and/or hygienist in chair-side dentistry.
  • Prepares dental instruments.
  • May perform administrative duties.
  • Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.
  • Cleans and polishes removable appliances.
  • Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Instructs a client in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
  • Pours, trims, and polishes study casts.
  • Prepares clients, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.
  • Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.
  • Records treatment information in client records.
  • Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of clients

FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.  

 



Qualifications

Vocational/Technical degree in dental assisting from an accredited college AND Six months of experience as a dental hygienist OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a dental setting.