Job: Dental Assistant - Lakewood

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Posted: 08/31/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1128

Job Description

Dental Assistant - Lakewood

  • Location: CO, Lakewood
  • Schedule: Regular Full-time
  • Department: 103 - Dentistry
  • Facility: CODY - InnovAge Greater Colorado PACE-Lakewood Center
  • Date published: 31-Aug-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the program/contracted Dentist(s), the Dental Assistant assists in the delivery of dental services to the participants of the InnovAge PACE programs.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Patient Management

Estimated Percent of time Spent 60%

Gathers and reviews participants charts for the day.

Escorts participants into treatment rooms and ensures their safety and comfort.

Prepares participants for treatment by explaining scheduled treatment to participants.

Performs necessary radiographic procedures in an accurate, efficient and timely manner and provides results to Dentist.

Prepares necessary treatment materials according to each participants needs.

Assists in the delivery of dental services to participants by handing dental instruments and materials to the dentist as needed or requested.

Checks with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate their anxiety.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

REQUIRED

Education

High School diploma or GED required.

Work Experience and Qualifications

A minimum of one year working with the frail or elderly is required.

One to two years of experience in the dental profession as a Dental Assistant

Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required

Computer Skills

Must be computer proficient and possess experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Must be able to quickly learn specific software and new applications.

Mathematical/Financial Skills

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Able to analyze data and statistics and draw reasonable conclusions and compile accurate reports.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations and other documents.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and tactfully present information to, and communicate with, co-workers, employees, and others.

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