The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking candidates for the
position of Dental Assistant at Georgia Regional Hospital -
Atlanta, located in Decatur, GA.
Job Grade: D
Assists the dentist and/or hygienist in chair side dentistry.
Prepares dental instruments. May perform administrative duties.
Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:
Assists dentist in management of medical and dental
Cleans and polishes removable appliances
Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays
Instructs a client in oral hygiene and plaque control
Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal
registrations for mounting study casts
Pours, trims, and polishes study casts
Prepares clients, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up
instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during
Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
Records treatment information in client records
Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs
Sample Technical Competencies:
Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures, and instruments
Knowledge of X-ray equipment and ability to operate equipment
safely and effectively
Ability to use appropriate cleaning and sterilization procedures
Ability to keep accurate dental records
Ability to perform life saving techniques (CPR, AED)
Due to the volume of resumes/applications received, we are
unable to provide information on application status by phone or
email. Please be assured that your resume/application will be
evaluated and we will contact you if we need clarification or
additional information. Only those applicants selected for an
interview will be contacted by the hiring agency.
This position is subject to close at any time once a
satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
FOR THIS TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND
STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Vocational/Technical degree in dental assisting from an
accredited college AND Six months of experience as a dental
hygienist OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience
in a dental setting.