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Dental Assistant

The Dental Assistant increases the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental care team. He/She helps the dentist handle patients, instruments, and supplies during the treatment of the teeth, mouth, and gums. Dental assistants also document patient care and take x-rays.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assists dentist by handling supplies and instruments as requested
  • Takes and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Supports dental care delivery by preparing a treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials.
  • Performs routine dental cleanings and assist the dentist with complex dental procedures
  • Prepares dental insurance claims
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments, and prepare treatment rooms as needed
  • Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
  • Readies patients for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patients.
  • Takes billing and insurance details from patients
  • Places and removes periodontal and surgical dressings
  • Ensures appropriate supply of equipment and materials


Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Proven experience as a Dental Assistant for more than 3 years
  • Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology a plus
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


Skills needed for this role

The Dental Assistant must have strong communication and Customer service skills to ensure patients feel comfortable during their appointment. He/She must have technical and troubleshooting skills to work with a variety of dental, medical, scheduling and other organization software in the office.


Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee, Secretarial


Job Specializations

Healthcare, Dental