Dental Assistant I - Dental Certification required
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Internal Number: 132883
SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth
CAREER LEVEL SUMMARY: Requires working knowledge and skills to perform defined set of analytical, scientific, or operational processes. Typically requires technical education. Works under moderate supervision and within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within own area.
???Dental Procedures Assist the doctor with routine dental procedures, such as monitoring or calming patients, disinfection, taking blood pressure, and retrieving necessary materials.
???Patient Records Record pertinent patient information in electronic dental record. May also serve as a scribe for the dentists in situations where the dentist is otherwise occupied in the direct care of the patient. When functioning in this capacity, the (assistant, hygienist) will not be engaged in direct patient care and will serve only as the recorder of the specific comments directed by the dentist for inclusion in the medical record, without interpretation or modification.
???Radiology Take and develop X-rays, including panorex, bite wing, occlusal film and cephs. Maintain X-ray processor.
???Equipment Preparation Assemble trays, maintain hand pieces, and stock each room. Set up, clean and disinfect operatory.
???Patient Assistance Anticipate, greet, and seat patient. Instruct patient about pre and post-operative needs and issues. Instruct patient in oral hygiene and fluoride treatment.
??? High school diploma or equivalent ??? Dental Assistant Technical Education ???Current CPR Certification
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