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"Dental Assistant"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assist dentist, set up patient and equipment, and keep records.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Dental Assistant"

1) Prepare patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist dentist during dental procedures.

2) Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.

 

3) Record treatment information in patient records.

4) Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.

5) Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.

 

6) Assist dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.

7) Pour, trim, and polish study casts.

8) Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

9) Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.

10) Clean and polish removable appliances.

11) Clean teeth, using dental instruments.

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12) Apply protective coating of fluoride to teeth.

13) Fabricate temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.

14) Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete insurance forms, and maintain records, manually or using computer.

Job Description for "Dental Assistant" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Dental Assistant"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-R-E        SOC:  31-9091.00


 

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