Dental Assistant

On-Site Service:

Central City Integrated Health - Detroit, MI

Reports To:

Dental Director

The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Working with the clinical staff to ensure patient care and satisfaction are of top priority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
• Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
• Asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
• Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing
and sterilizing instruments and equipment
• Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
• Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as restorations or oral surgery
• Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
(e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
• Taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
• Performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer
• Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
• Helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including pediatric
dentistry, prosthodontics and oral surgery

Education / Experience

• Chairside dental assisting for three + years
• Michigan Radiography Certification if not Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

Credentialing / licensure

SUBMIT RESUMES TO: T. Conte Human Resources
Central City Integrated Health
17950 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
FAX NUMBER: (313) 733-1300