Dental Assistant - Periodontal (Part-time)
We are looking for a Dental Assistant for our affiliated practice, Dental One Associates. This position will be supporting our two dental offices located in Fairfax and Springfield, Virginia. This is a part-time position working Monday, Wednesday and Friday that has the potential to go full-time after 6 months. Candidate must have an x-ray license for the state of Virginia; preferably 3 - 4 years of Dental Assistant experience; and must have periodontal or oral surgery experience. 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. 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. Must have an x-ray license for the state of VAExperience working as a Dental Assistant, 3 - 4 yearsMust have periodontal or oral surgery experience Additional benefits for full-time employees: MedicalDental services Life insuranceVisionPaid time off6 paid holidays off401k 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 industryA cents € (TM) s best dental professionals. DCA Values - USMILE Unleash Career PotentialA cents € "of our employees and partners Service ExcellenceA cents € "to our professionals, patients and families Meaningful ContributionA cents € "all can make a difference Integrity FirstA cents € "in all we do LeadershipA cents € "in our field and we assume accountability Excellence in ActionA cents € "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.