Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Published
April 10, 2019
Location
Greenville, South Carolina
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Duties

Summary

The Dental Assistant position within Dental Service located at the Columbia VA Health Care System Greenville Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The Dental Assistant will assist dentists in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision.

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Responsibilities

The Dental Assistant provides assistance to customers with questions or concerns to include service recovery. Performs the following Dental Assistant duties as a assigned:

-Sets up operatory and/or surgery suite for planned dental procedures and cleans dental unit for timely turnover;
-Passes instruments safely, accurately and efficiently;
-Keeps operative field clear of debris and retracts oral tissues effectively and comfortably;
-Assists in routine general dental procedures as well as specialized dental procedures such as oral & maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, and surgical periodontics;
-Conducts dental imaging;
-Prepares instruments for sterilization by SPD standards and does not delay clinical care;
-Follows infection control procedures;
-Schedule appointments;
-Charts findings and treatment plans in patient records;
-Pours impressions and prepares study models;
-Provides accurate and understandable instructions to patients;
-Makes final denture impression trays and prepares bit rims;
-Removes sutures and removal of periodontal surgical dressing;
-Remove temporary crown/bridge and clean tooth preparation of debris;
-Re-cement and fabricate temporary crowns;
-Place rubber dams and matrix bands;
-Complete impressions of diagnostic casts and preliminary impressions for prosthetic fabrication;
-Coronal polishing of teeth;
-Provides post-operative and other appropriate patient education;

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate tour of duty may be required based on agency needs)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

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