Dental Assistant

Location US-NY-Bronx
ID
2018-3283
Type
Regular Full-Time
Department
Dental
Hospital
NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx

Overview

In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, our teams handle more than 156,000 outpatient visits, more than 50,000 emergency room visits and more than 7,500 admissions annually in the 232-bed facility. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare patients for examination and treatment.
  • Assist dentist at chairside during procedures.
  • Sterilizes instruments, disinfect surfaces areas and maintain clinic equipment in a hygienic condition, in accordance with infection control procedures.
  • Expose, develop, and mount dental radiographs.
  • Mix amalgams, cement, composite, and other materials.
  • Perform laboratory procedures, such as pouring, trimming, and packaging models from impressions for prosthetics.
  • Maintain records of sterilization, instruments, and models
  • Report shortages in supplies, materials and necessary equipment repairs.
  • Maintain clinic equipment to ensure that it is in working order.
  • Assist dentists in patient management; interact with patients and the public.
  • Work/Lunch schedules are subject to change at any given time.
  • Work rotations between Dental Sites (JMC and NCB) are subject to change at any given time.
  • Work rotations between Dentistry Divisions are subject to change at any given time (ACS Clinic).
  • Maintain operatories and ensure that they are well stocked.
  • Clean suction lines weekly.

Qualifications

  • A four-year High School diploma or its educational equivalent.
  • At least one-year Dental Assistant training.

EOE M/F/D/V

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