The dental assistant will be responsible for general clinic administrative work and maintenance as well as completing lab work under the direction of the dentist. The dental assistant’s primary responsibility is to prepare the examination rooms for appointments by sterilizing instruments and ensuring all necessary equipment is ready for the dentist. They also assist the dentist during their procedures by handing them instruments and anticipating their needs throughout the appointment.
Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Updating and maintaining patients’ dental records in Dentrix software system
- Take and process X-rays
- Scheduling patient appointments
- Sterilizing instruments
- Keeping patients calm during procedures
- Advancement Opportunity:
Pending review and evaluation, dental assistants may be given the opportunity to receive hygiene school tuition assistance and work under directly under their dentist.