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Certified Dental Assistant

  • Location: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2021-10-11
  • Job Ref: 21-21466
Medical Staffing Services Inc. is looking for a Registered Dental Assistant to work in Newark, NJ.

Must have x-ray license.
Licensure: CDA mandatory.
Experience: One year full time experience as a Dental Assistant
Current CPR.
Proficient in four handed dentistry

Job Summary:
The Dental Assistant performs a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties for client dental offices. The Dental Assistant works chair side as dentists examines and treats patients; making patient comfortable, prepare them for treatment and obtain dental records.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Dental Assistant is expected to practice safe and ethical care within the scope of his/her profession. The Dental Assistant should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Seat patients, adjust chairs, drape patients.
  • Hands instruments and materials to dentist.
  • Keeps patients mouth dry and clear by using suction and other devices.
  • Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and equipment.
  • Prepares tray setups for dental procedures.
  • Instructs patients on postoperative and general dental care.
  • Prepares material for making impressions and restorations.
  • Expose radiographs.
  • Process dental x-ray film as directed.
  • Maintains dental supply inventory.
  • Participate with conversation of dental resources.
  • Assist with education patients with oral hygiene, plaque control, post-operative instructions.
  • Adheres to all department/facility policies.

    Essential Functions:
  • Must have working knowledge of techniques, theory and practice of dental assisting.
  • Must have current knowledge in caring for patients in different developmental stages throughout the life cycle.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate medical equipment.
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination.
  • Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities needs and patient needs are met.
  • To comply with all client facilities policies, procedures and practices.
  • To comply with all policies and to uphold our standards of excellence while on assignment at our client facilities.
Working Conditions:
The Dental Assistant must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to inside environmental conditions, such as noise, infectious/communicable diseases, blood and blood borne diseases.