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Dental Assistant

Company: NiteLines USA, Inc.
Location: Oxford
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Hours:Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pmThe Dental Assistant shall possess specialty training from a licensed dentist and/or certificationfrom an accredited Dental Assistant school. Training must include dental radiology and radiologysafety. The Dental Assistant shall be certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) inaccordance with the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association and have a minimum of two(2) years of experience providing Dental Assistant services. Bilingual oral communication skillsand experience in a clinical correctional setting are desirable.The contractor must specifically identify the individual that will be performing these servicesalong with their quote. The candidate's name and documents supporting their qualifications mustaccompany their quote (resume, photocopies of certificates and etc.)Health RequirementsDENTAL ASSISTANT SERVICES STATEMENT OF WORKThe contractor shall ensure the Dental Assistant is free of infectious diseases. Any individualperforming as a Dental Assistant under this contract who subsequently develops a medical conditionwhich might reasonably be expected to place other workers, patients, or the public at risk shall beimmediately removed from activities requiring performance of invasive procedures and activitieswhich might reasonably be expected to place other workers, patients, or the public at risk. In anysuch case, the contractor(s) shall be responsible, at no additional cost to the institution, forsecuring the services of any replacement personnel required to perform this contract.Description of DutiesAll duties shall be performed in accordance with standards and methods generally accepted withinthe field of Dental Assistant Services, and compliance with all Federal and State policy andregulations. The contractor shall adhere to all standards and regulations associated with theJoint Commission (JC) and American Correctional Association Foundation/Core Standards for AdultCorrectional Institutions. The contractor's performance shall be monitored by the ContractingOfficer's Representative (COR). The contractor must be able to work with an inmate population froma variety of cultural, regional, racial and ethnic backgrounds.The Dental Assistant must possess the ability to collect and track data and enter data into theagency's electronic system and track scheduling of patient care and must have knowledge andexperience in maintaining patient medical records and confidentiality.The contractor is responsible for provision of the services as listed:--- Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections: restorative, oral surgery, periodontics,prosthetics, and examinations.--- Retrieve patient's records and escorts patients to proper dental specialty section; seats andprepares patient for attending Dental Officer--- Assists Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs, andmedications--- Passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and operates aspirator--- Observes patient's responses, and assists patient for dismissal from the Dental Clinic--- Gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments--- Makes necessary entries on dental treatment records (both electronic and paper records)--- Prepares dental treatment room for the next patient--- Assists in the treatment of emergency cases.--- Provides dental health education--- Dental prophylaxis--- Dental screening examination--- Preparation of patients for periodontal surgery--- Dental and periodontal charting--- Prepares places, and removes packs--- Places temporary fillingsENTAL ASSISTANT SERVICESSTATEMENT OF WORK--- Places and removes rubber dams--- Maintains dental equipment--- Cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments--- Performs daily inspection of equipment and makes minor repairs--- Reports defective equipment, or utilizes corrective action--- Performs routine oral prophylaxis of the clinical crowns of teeth--- Uses dental hand instruments, mechanical instruments (including ultrasonic), oral hygieneaides and prophylaxis paste to provide necessary oral prophylactic services--- Prepares entries for patient's records--- Selects and applies medication in proper portion and anti-cariogenic agents to surface ofteeth Applies medication prescribed by a Dental Officer to gingiva to promote healing--- Fabricates and repairs dental prosthesis and appliances under supervision--- Performs procedures pursuant to fabrication and repair of complete denture prosthesis andremovable partial prosthesis--- Uses acrylic resins and porcelain as basic materials--- Takes radiographs of patients using standard and digital dental radiographic, panelipse,cephalometric, and transcranial equipment--- Obtains diagnostic quality periapical, occlusal, lateral, jaw, TMJ, and panographicradiographs--- Correctly positions patient and film--- Determines level of radiation intensity to minimize radiation exposure of patients--- Processes and saves digital radiographs to patient medical records--- Performs quality assurances on radiographic and developing equipment and safelight--- Maintains proper infection control procedures in radiographic techniques--- Sterilizes contaminated biological waste of dental clinic--- Places and finishes dental restorations, including bases and liners--- Make primary impressions and pours casts--- Selects tooth shade for composite restorations and denturesEmployment Type: ContractSalary: $18 - $25 HourlyBonus/Commission: No

Keywords: NiteLines USA, Inc., Madison , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Oxford, Wisconsin

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