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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

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Maryland (MD), Columbia
Job Reference # or Name 2018-4655
DR Job Category Clinical Personnel
DR Job Type Clinical
DR Job Title Dental Assistant - Expanded Functions
Job Title Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Availability Full Time
State Maryland (MD)
City Columbia
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Overview
We are looking to hire an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) for our affiliated practice, Dental One Associates, located in Columbia, Maryland 21044. This is a full-time position. The Dental Assistant we hire must have an x-ray license and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant certification for the state of Maryland. Recent grads of a formal Dental Assistant program who have x-ray certification and EFDA certification are welcome to apply! We offer a competitive salary, plus benefits!
As one of the country's largest dental support organizations, we have more than 280 affiliated dental practices throughout thirteen states. Formed in 1991, Dental Care Alliance is a ground-breaking dental support organization created by dentists, and focused on improving the well-being of both patients and dentists.

Responsibilities
Job Description:

Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Duties:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Qualifications

  • Must have an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification for the state of Maryland
  • Must have an x-ray certification for the state of Maryland
  • Recent grads of a formal Dental Assistant program with EFDA and x-ray license for Maryland are welcome to apply!


Additional benefits for full-time employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental services
  • Life insurance
  • Vision
  • Paid time off
  • 6 paid holidays off
  • 401k to name a few


DCA Mission
We improve the practice of dentistry by partnering and supporting our dental professionals, so they can create a lifetime of healthy smiles for their patients.

DCA Vision
To be the trusted partner of choice for the industry's best dental professionals.

DCA Values - USMILE
U nleash Career Potential—of our employees and partners
S ervice Excellence—to our professionals, patients and families
M eaningful Contribution—all can make a difference
I ntegrity First—in all we do
L eadership—in our field and we assume accountability
E xcellence in Action—we are committed to get the job done

Our mission, vision and values are a vital part of our everyday interactions with all employees, and most importantly, with patients and families.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Dental Care Alliance. Stronger Together.

02/16/2018 10:00
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