Dental Assistant

Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington
Washington, DC
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values. Inspiring Hope. Building Futures. JOB SUMMARY: The Dental Assistant 2 performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. The position provides chair-side assistance to the dentists and/or hygienists. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare operatory for designated dental procedures; seat patient and review medical history. Sterilize/disinfect dental operatories and instruments after each usage; set up the operatory for next patient. Expose and process dental radiographs as needed. Prepare dental cases for laboratory pick-up and keep a log of pending cases. Serve as translator and interpreter for dentists who do not speak Spanish. Follow all infection control procedures in treatment rooms and in the care of instruments. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalency. DC/MD dental assistant level 1 or 2 certification. Two (2) years' experience working in a health care environment; preferably in a dental setting. Experience working with the Latino community. SKILLS and COMPETENCIES: Bilingual: English Spanish. Ability to identify priority issues. Verbal and interpersonal communication skills. #CB

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