Job Summary: The Dental Assistant II / EFDA is to assist the dentist or dental hygienist. Expose and process X-rays. Perform Sealants. Manage the dental operatories. Perform patient intake. Travel and fill in at other VG Dental sites as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the dentist or dental hygienist in transfer of instruments utilizing approved dental assisting principles. Assist the operator in preparation and delivery of dental materials. Perform expanded function duties as necessary
Layout necessary instruments for procedure
Expose and process x-rays and duplicate when necessary. Ensure all x-rays are suitable for diagnosis
Able to perform sealant on patient treatment plan
Provide supportive care for patients at all times
Keep the operatory neat and clean during procedures and disinfect thoroughly before each patient arrives. Keep hand pieces properly maintained. Ensure that vacuum lines, unit, chair, light, instruments, and tray setups are thoroughly disinfected and properly sterilized at all times
Order and maintain inventory of dental supplies. Provide administration with required and accurate purchase data.
Restock rooms as necessary
Provide evaluation of emergency patients.
Provide patient management for the dental department.
Work with the Dental Clinic Operational Manager on infection control and OSHA guidelines.
Take vital signs and review patient health history, updating as necessary
Ability to be flexible and be able to work on weekends on special projects
Willing to support own team members to accomplish daily activities
Ability to work independently as well as part of a professional team
Perform other duties as assigned
Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA)
The expanded function dental assistant will have access to PHI in the course of carrying out his/her duties. Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, the designated records sets to which this employee will have access include: the full dental chart, the full medical chart; all information in the practice management system, all other billing and account information.
Minimum Education and Experience Required
High School Diploma or equivalent
Graduate of an accredited dental assisting program or one (1) year of dental assistant experience preferred
Previous experience within a medical/dental clinic
Must possess a valid certificate of Expanded Function Dental Assistant and a certificate of radiology proficiency issued by the Oregon State Board of Dental Examiners
Valid Oregon driver’s license, reliable transportation, safe driving record and insurance coverage required. Ability to travel to other VG Dental sites as needed
Previous experience working with diverse populations
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred or willingness to learn Spanish.
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About Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
The Mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care.