DENTAL AIDE

The Dental Aide will provide efficient, helpful information for the patients and the dental staff within accepted professional standards and practices.  The Dental Aide will be responsible for telephone inquiries, patient scheduling, sterilizing dental instruments, laboratory/radiology work, and effective flow of patients to and from the dental areas. Be first to answer all telephone calls in the Dental Office, take messages, make appointments and refer to appropriate individuals. Welcome visitors by greeting them in person or on the telephone. Schedule appointments for the Dental Office. Responsible for sign-in log for appointments, walk-ins, and follow up visits. Respond to patient inquiries in courteous manner. Assist in documenting patient contacts, tracking appointments and daily patient counts as directed. Provide a copy of the patient appointment list to Billing department daily. Receive routing slips from patients at end of clinic visit. Mixes and prepares the proper solutions, restorative materials, and/or medications for the procedures to be performed. Cleans and sterilizes dental instruments using an autoclave or cold sterilization technique. Performs laboratory work such as preparing impression material, pouring impressions, preparing models, making base plates, performing minor prosthetic repairs, trimming, and polishing prosthetics. Takes X-rays, processes, labels, and stores X-ray film. Takes inventory of dental instruments and supplies. Assist in set-up/breakdown of exam rooms with each visit. Other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor. QUALIFICATION: Ideal candidate shall have High School Diploma or GED certification. Some knowledge of medical and dental terminology preferred. Preference given to qualified Tribal and Indian applicants in accordance with 25 CFR. Pays $12.82 – $15.31 hourly. Closes March 1, at 5:00 pm.  The application is required to apply, please go to www.fpst.org for application

 

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