A dental assistant helps with a variety of health care tasks, from taking dental x-rays and caring for patients, to helping file records and appointment scheduling.
- Location: High Level, AB
- Salary: $22.00 to $28.00 hourly for 30 to 44 hours bi-weekly
- Terms of employment: Permanent employment
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- Benefits: Health benefits, Other benefits, Long term benefits
- Vacancies: 2 vacancies
We are hiring a dental assistant for our busy dental practice. You will help with preparing patients, sterilizing instruments, setting up rooms, and some dental hygiene tasks. To do well in this role you should have a dental x-ray certification and provide a great level of patient care.
Dental Assistant Responsibilities:
- Preparing patients for dental work.
- Helping with infection control by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures.
- Assisting dentists in managing medical and dental emergencies when necessary.
- Assisting dental hygienists with procedures when necessary.
- Providing great patient care.
- Recording treatment information in patient records.
- Exposing dental x-rays from dental diagnostics and caring for dental x-ray equipment.
- Giving patients information on dental hygiene, oral health care, and plaque control programs.
- Collecting and recording medical and dental histories and patient vital signs.
- Providing postoperative instructions as directed by the dentist.
- Caring for dental equipment.
- Forming preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
- Ordering dental supplies and maintaining dental equipment inventory.
- Fabricating temporary restorations and custom impressions from preliminary impressions.
Dental Assistant Requirements:
- Certification or associate degree in an accredited dental assisting program.
- Dental x-ray certification.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of Dental Hygiene Program.
- Experience using computers for a variety of tasks.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Consistently professional appearance and attitude.
- Able to provide great patient care.
- College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
1 to less than 7 months
- Willing to relocate
- Prepare patients for dental examinations
- Order dental and office supplies
- Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
- Perform reception and clerical duties
- Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
- Educate patients concerning oral hygiene
- Polish teeth and clinical crowns and apply fluoride and sealant
- Schedule and confirm appointments
- Perform intra-oral duties
- Take and develop X-rays
- Record dental procedures performed on patients
- Invoice patients for dental services
- Fabricate and place temporary crowns and restorations
- Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts
Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses
- Registration with provincial or territorial authorities
- Certification by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board
Security and Safety
- Immunization records
- Criminal record check
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
- Large workload
- Client focus
- Dental plan
- Health care plan
- Paramedical services coverage
- Vision care benefits
Long term benefits
- Group insurance benefits
- Learning/training paid by employer
- On-site housing options
- Team building opportunities
- Transportation provided by employer
- Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
- Are you willing to relocate for this position?
- Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
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