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Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Fairfax County

Dental Assistant/Receptionist

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/54371
  • Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
  • Health Sciences Division - Dental Hygiene
  • Northern VA Community College

Title: Dental Assistant/Receptionist

Agency: Northern VA Community College

Location: Fairfax County - 059

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $18/hr

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail


Job Description:
General Description:
Provides principles of four-handed dentistry as a chair-side dental assistant. Provides coordination for the operations of front desk activates and management of inventory control of patient records to ensure compliance with prescribed program quality assurance/risk management procedures.

Duties and Tasks:
  • Provides principles of four-handed dentistry for the delivery of services during dental procedures, as well as coordinates the activities of the front desk.
  • This includes making and receiving telephone calls concerning dental services, scheduling appointments, maintaining inventory and supplies, maintaining patient records and recall systems, preparing instruments for treatment, maintaining treatment areas according to infection and biohazardous control protocols, as well as exposing diagnostic x-rays.

Essential Functions:
  • Perform expanded duties as delegated by the Commonwealth of Virginia to dental assistants.
  • Utilize electronic dental office software to maintain patient records.
  • Practice infection control practices for the preparation of the dental operatory, as well as the cleaning and sterilization of instruments.
  • Perform dental office business procedures such as scheduling appointments, answering telephones, ordering of supplies, as well as maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain records of dental laboratory cases.
  • Maintain records of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Knowledge of OSHA and HIPAA protocols as it applies to the delivery of dental treatment.
Minimum Qualifications:

Required KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the principles of four-handed dentistry, expanded duties and laboratory procedures.
  • Knowledge of dental office practice management procedures.
  • Ability to utilize basic computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and dental office electronic software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Skilled in the required knowledge to expose diagnostic x-rays.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of clinical practice, as well as OSHA and HIPAA regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school graduate or GED or a combination of education and experience.
  • Formal training in dental assisting and certification in x-rays.
  • Current CPR Certification by the American Heart Association.
  • Current immunization record such as tetanus, HEP-B vaccination series and/or documented immunity.
  • Current TB testing or chest x-ray.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree; or equivalent applicable experience or training.
  • Current Certified Dental Assisting credential from the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.
  • Graduate from an accredited dental assisting program by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Previous experience in dental assisting and/or dental office management as it pertains to quality assurance and inventory control of patient records and recare systems and certification in expanded duties.
  • Previous experience in dental health care management in an educational setting.

 

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