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Dental Assistant
Ref No.: 18-04762
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Contract to Hire
Dental Assistant
Washington, DC

MUST:
Experienced Dental Assistant
2+ years of experience
Must be X-Ray certified in DC
Must have Expanded Function Dental Assistant
Must have strong implant experience
Must be familiar with extractions
Must have experience with working with EMR
Must be reliable, work well with others in a fast-paced environment, and have good manual dexterity
Experience of IV sedation is highly preferred
Current BLS/CPR certification is highly preferred
Strong communication skills
Follow safety procedures to minimize the risks associated with the use of x-ray machines


DUTIES:
The Dental Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
Will work under a dentists supervision to prepare equipment that will be used in dentistry procedures, to ready patients for these procedures, and to help the dentist during these procedures by passing instruments, holding the suction catheter in place, and generally anticipating the dentist's needs
Some Other responsibilities may include sophisticated functions such as removing sutures, processing x-rays and taking the oral impressions that are used to fit crowns
Work under the direct supervision of the Prosthodontist
Perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, including but not limited to providing chair-side assistance while dentists examine and treat patients
Ensure patients are as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records
Hand instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices
Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare trays of instruments for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care
Prepare materials for impressions and restorations, take dental x rays, and process x-ray film as directed by a dentist
Handle other radiological equipment and assist patients with these procedures
Perform office duties as needed including: scheduling and confirming appointments, receiving patients, keeping treatment records, sending bills, receiving payments, and ordering dental supplies and materials
Assist in specialty areas such as oral surgery, periodontics (treatment of gum disease) and prosthodontics (replacement of missing teeth) including dental implantology
Support and assist the hygienist as needed, including but not limited to cleaning trays, room setups and cleanups
Help track the inventory of the prosthetic supplies and keep the storage closet organized
Support the radiographic needs of the Patient Education Consultants, Oral Surgeon, & Hygienists
Work area is usually near the dental chair to allow for arranging instruments, materials, and medication and handing them to the dentist when needed

Quadrant, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Quadrant is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.