Dental Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Dental Assistant



We are looking for candidates who will perform all necessary duties under the supervision of the dentist, i.e., preparing the patient for care, assisting with treatment, taking and developing x-rays, maintaining equipment, ordering supplies, autoclaving, taking impressions and maintaining electronic dental records.


  • Performs the necessary duties for the proper functioning of the dental health unit under supervision

  • Greets and escorts dental patients to the dental treatment area Prepares the dental exam room for dental treatment by cleaning and disinfecting treatment areas according to the Health Center's policies and procedures.

  • Prepares patients for dental treatment Assists the dentist in the delivery of dental treatment:


    • Performs four handed dentistry.

    • Takes x-rays.

    • Process alginate impressions and pours dental models.

    • Removes temporary cement from crowns and re- cements crowns.


  • Delivers bleaching kit to patients

  • Performs all infection control duties such as:


    • Cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments according to health center policies and procedures

    • Stocks dental operatories and maintains dental supplies in treatment areas.


  • Perform lab procedures such as:


    • Fabrication of bleaching trays and dental models

    • Provides individualized patient dental education in oral health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment procedures.

    • Applies anti-carcinogenic agents including fluoride varnish

    • Places and removes dental dams


  • Cares for dental equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and performs its required daily maintenance.

  • Provides interpreting services if applicable between dental provider and patients as needed






Qualifications


  • License to practice dental assisting in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Dentistry is required

  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred

  • At least one year full time or equivalent part-time paid experience as a dental assistant in a recognized dental office

  • Ability to assist in fourhanded dentistry

  • Working knowledge of operative dentistry

  • Working knowledge of other general dental procedures

  • Ability to work with small children and elderly

  • Willingness to learn new procedures and work with others with the department






EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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