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Dental Assistant

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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

Job Description:

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 emergencies

Cleans and polishes removable appliances

Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays

Instructs a client in oral hygiene and plaque control programs

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 dental procedures

Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist

Records treatment information in client records

Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of clients

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 and methods

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.

Keywords: State of Georgia, Atlanta , Dental Assistant, Other , Decatur, Georgia

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