Job Posting:Dental Assistant (Registered)
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Mobile Dental Unit - Fayetteville, AR
Department:Mobile Dental Unit
POSITION SUMMARY The dental assistant performs a wide variety of tasks including both patient care and office duties. Tasks performed include assisting the dentist in providing dental treatment include, but are not limited to: maintain equipment and supplies; hand instruments to the dentist and keep the patients mouth dry using suction; prepare dental materials such as amalgam, composite and cement; provide patients with instruction for good oral care; take oral X-rays; take patient medical history; take blood pressure and pulse; prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment; perform office management tasks that requires use of a computer including Medicaid billing. Experience with scheduling dental appointments preferred. Good communication and phone skills required; must be mission oriented to fulfill the focus of the Mobile Dental Unit. Work is performed in a mobile dental unit similar to a recreational vehicle. The incumbent will be exposed to body fluids and communicable disease.LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIREDRegistration as a Dental AssistantSPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.High school diploma and RDA certification, with a minimum of one year experience as a dental assistant strongly preferred. The incumbent should be willing to attain a Commercial Drivers License.
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