Assists Dentists, Dental Health Aide Therapists, and Dental Hygienists in the direct provision of primary care of dental services to the beneficiaries of Kodiak Area Native Association.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Continually strive to improve patient experience and quality of care by focusing on optimal patient access, continuity, and team based care.
Prepare patient, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist dentist during dental procedures.
Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient. Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
Pour, trim, and polish study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans and polishes removable appliances, and fabricates temporary restorations.
Assist dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies. Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
Provide postoperative instructions prescribed by Dentist. Record treatment information in patient records.
Schedule appointments, prepare bills and receive payment for dental services, complete insurance forms, and maintain clerical records.
Provide coronal polishing and fluoride treatment services with appropriate certification.
Regularly travel by small plane to provide dental services to the village communities as assigned. Dental Assistant will be scheduled village travel up to one visit per month for one to four day visits based on the needs of the community.
Obtain Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Certification within six months of hire date.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
High school diploma or equivalent and prior experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.