Supports dental care delivery bypreparing treatment room, patient, instruments, andmaterials.
Performs procedures in compliancewith the Dental Practice Act.
Preparestreatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures andprotocols.
Readies patient for dentaltreatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and drapingpatient.
Provides information to patients andemployees by answering questions and requests.
Assembles instrumentation by sterilizing and deliveringinstruments to treatment area, positioning instruments fordentist’s access, suctioning, and passinginstruments.
Provides materials by selecting,mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in thepatient’s mouth.
Provides diagnosticinformation by exposing and developing radio graphic studies andpouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate byfabricating temporary restorations and cleaning and polishingremovable appliances.
Helps dentist managedental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification,emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephonedirectory.
Educates patients by giving oralhygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
Documents dental care services by charting in patientrecords.
Maintains patient confidence andprotects operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complyingwith procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering toinfection-control policies and protocols.
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completingpreventive maintenance requirements, followingmanufacturer’s instructions, troubleshootingmalfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipmentinventories, and evaluating new equipment andtechniques.
Maintains dental suppliesinventory by checking stock to determine inventory level,anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders forsupplies, and verifying receipt of supplies.
Conserves dental resources by using equipment andsupplies as needed to accomplish job results.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing relatedresults as needed.