Dental Assistant

Dental · Mankato, Minnesota
Department Dental
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the dental provider and/or dental hygiene is chair-side in providing dental treatment.
  • Anticipate needs for dental procedures; prepare dental materials and handle instrument transfers.
  • Seat patients and do preliminary evaluation of their health history and any chief complaints; report all findings to the dental provider/hygienist in a professional manner.
  • Inform patients of and explain dental procedures being performed.
  • Conduct dental charting and ensure patient information is entered timely and correctly into the patient’s electronic record in Dentrix.
  • Provide patient education relative to proper dental hygiene and care.
  • Perform dental laboratory procedures following department and OSHA protocols with regards to safety and infection control.
  • Set up and clean rooms before and after each patient/procedure using standard processes.
  • Prepare and maintain dental instruments, supplies and equipment and assist with instrument cleaning, sterilization/disinfection and recirculation as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Dental Assisting
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Confidence, professional judgement and grace under pressure.
  • Current registration/license in MN is a plus and is eligible to receive a sign-on/retention bonus
  • Bi-lingual skills are a plus.

 

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  • Location
    Mankato, Minnesota
  • Department
    Dental
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level