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Wellpath Dental Assistant in North Charleston, South Carolina

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

About this role

Our Dental Assistant provides required documentation of services to the Dentist or designee in order to monitor the provision of dental services. This includes maintaining dental charts, keeping records of dental findings, and scheduling patients for dental appointments.

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

Experience:

  • Previous experience as a Dental Assistant

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current CPR Certification

What you will do

  1. Utilizes standard precautions during all dental encounters where applicable

  2. Provides chair-side assistance by maintaining clear field of operation, passing instruments, suctioning, etc. as needed

  3. Sterilizes instruments utilized in the dental office

  4. Mixes restorative materials as required

  5. Assists in performing of intra-oral and extra-oral x-rays

  6. Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed

  7. Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision

  8. Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications

  9. Notifies H.S.A if equipment is not in appropriate working order

  10. Inventories supplies and equipment maintaining adequate levels as indicated

  11. Orders supplies and equipment

  12. Ensures that sufficient number of trays is set up for the days patients; pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam, and perio/scaling

  13. Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic through careful sanitation practices

  14. Completes daily instrument count sheet maintaining security control of all instruments within the dental office

  15. If daily instruments count is incorrect, they complete reports to Security and H.S.A

  16. Performs dental screenings as directed

  17. Completes weekly: Cleans developer, cleans autoclave, prepares weekly report

  18. Completes monthly: Cleans x-ray unit and film processor, submits monthly statistics report to H.S.A.

  19. Must obtain and maintain security clearance

  20. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.

  21. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  22. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  23. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  24. Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.

  25. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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Recruiter Stephen Branch

Email SMBranch@Wellpath.us

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