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Dental Assistant

Full Time
Hamilton, NY
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Are you looking to make a difference? Do you enjoy working with people? Interested in a career as a dental assistant? Now is a great time to become part of this expanding field! We offer training.

At Bassett Healthcare Network, you will find an innovative culture that is patient focused and dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to helping our communities achieve optimum health and enjoy the best quality of life possible.

Job Summary:

Our Dental Assistants work in direct support of the Dentist and collaborate in a team environment with other Dental Assistants and Hygienists. They assist with direct patient care, clean and wrap instruments for sterilization, restock supplies, ensure cleanliness of dental operatories, and complete general care of equipment. The goal is to provide safe, quality care and a top-notch customer service experience for all patients.

Responsibilities:

· Prepare patient and instrument/supply trays for the dentist. · Take dental impression molds. · Knowledgeable of dental materials and procedures. · Assist the dentist with patient exam, dental and periodontal charting. · Assist the dentist in suctioning, periodontal exams and new patient treatment planning. · Take dental diagnostic x-rays. · Take and record medical and dental histories and updated personal information in patient’s chart. · Prepare patient for dental treatment by greeting the patient, escorting the patient to the treatment room, and making them feel at-ease and comfortable to build rapport. Remain in treatment room with patient throughout their visit.

· Prepare operatory for patient care by cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining instruments and equipment.

Job Qualifications:

· Education: High School Diploma or GED · Experience: 1 year Dental Assistant experience preferred

· Physical Requirements: No untreatable skin contact allergies, breathing allergies. No physiological motor skill limitations. Able to lift 40lbs.

Benefits:

Our commitment to our employees includes benefit programs that are designed to meet the various needs across our employee population.

· Medical, dental and vision insurance · Paid time off, including vacations and holidays · Life insurance and disability protection

· Retirement benefits and more…

Throughout our network, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through employee contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position.

Bassett Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.

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