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Dental Assistant

Luke & Associates

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 15, 2021.

This is a position listing for a Dental Assistant position at the Medical Group Dental Treatment Facility, Fairchild AFB, WA.

All Luke & Associates positions have the sole purpose of providing quality medical attention to veterans, the military, and their families.

Our commitment is to our employees, our clients and of course the patients and their safety.

DENTAL ASSISTANT Site Of Service * 92nd Medical Group Dental Treatment Facility (DTF), Fairchild AFB (FAFB), WA Position Qualification/Requirements* Degree: Certificate or Associate Degree.* Education: Successful completion of a one of the following:* Certificate or Associate Degree as a dental assistant/technician from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association (ADA) and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.* Certification from a military dental technician or dental assistant school and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.* Certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.* 36 months experience within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice or a military clinic.* Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required continuing education and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months.* Graduation from a state accredited program for dental assistants or dental technology within the preceding 12 months.* All training must have included a course in radiation physics; radiation biology; radiation health, safety, and protection; X-ray films and radiographic film quality; radiographic techniques; darkroom and processing techniques; film mounting; and, digital radiographic processing techniques* Experience: Six months of experience as a Dental Assistant after graduation..* U.S.

Citizenship: HCWs performing under this contract shall be U.S.

citizens.* Able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate.* Shall be physically capable of standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time and physically capable of performing all services required under the contract and TO.

Core Duties * Performs duties in providing assistance in one or more phases of complex/difficult restorative,* prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic, or periodontal treatment.

Receives and schedules patients for treatment.* Obtains and records related medical history of patient.

Charts examination and treatment information.* Records information on prescriptions.* Sterilizes instruments, materials, and equipment; prepares surgical trays.

Maintains dental equipment in a clean and operative condition.* Assists dentist at chair side.

Performs intra-oral procedures as directed by dentist.

Takes preliminary impressions for study models, removes sutures, places and removes rubber dams, perio-packs, matrix bands, and wedges.* Relays dentist’s instructions to patient for post-treatment care.

Instructs patient in proper dental techniques, care of appliances, and causes of dental decay.* Operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra oral radiographs.

Maintains, cleans, and performs minor repairs on X-ray equipment and materials.* Pours and trims models from impressions, and constructs custom impression trays.

Maintains a variety of recurring reports related to dental activities.

Hours * Workdays will generally consist of eight (8) hour days.

* Services are generally required five (5) days each week (Monday through Friday), excluding U.S.

Federal holidays.

* Required services may be scheduled between the hours of 0715 to 1615, Monday through Friday Special Requirements/Skills Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Must be able and willing to reprioritize on short notice and work on multiple simultaneous projects.

Flexible and able to work with various personalities.

Team work skills required.

Time management skills required.

The ability to meet deadlines in a deadline intensive environment is essential.

High level of adaptability and willingness to embrace change in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Luke & Associates does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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