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Dental Assistant

Company: Cape Fox Corporation
Location: Atlantic City
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title

Dental Assistant

Job Description

Dental Assistant

Work Location: Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cape Cod, MA; Cape May, NJ; Atlantic City, NJ; Elizabeth City, NC; New London, CT; Norfolk, VA; Portsmouth, VA; Selfridge, MI; Staten Island, NY; Washington, DC; Yorktown, VA; Traverse City, MI; Philadelphia, PA; Borinquen, PR; Clearwater, FL; Galveston, TX; Miami Beach, FL; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Opa Locka, FL; San Juan, PR; St. Petersburg, FL; Corpus Christi, TX; Miami, FL; Savannah, GA; Key West, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Charleston, SC; Alameda, CA; Juneau, AK; Ketchikan, AK; Kodiak, AK; North Bend, OR; Port Angeles, WA; Petaluma, CA; San Pedro, CA; Seattle, WA; Warrenton (Astoria), OR; Humboldt Bay, CA; Honolulu, HI; Barbers Point, HI; Sacramento, CA; Sitka, AK; San Diego, CA

Wolf Lake Services is seeking a highly qualified professional to join our team in support of the US Coast Guard (USCG) Multidiscipline Healthcare Services. The primary focus of this position is to provide medical services to all eligible beneficiaries within the capabilities normally granted to a Dental Assistant. The Dental Assistant shall meet or exceed the industry standards in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics and shall reflect the degree and care, skill and learning expected of a reasonably prudent healthcare provider in the Dental Assistant profession in the state of their practice. This position is contingent upon award.

Core Duties:

  • Responsible for a full range of dental assistant procedures in support of the dental office including examinations, delivery of treatment under the "four handed dentistry" format within the personnel and equipment capabilities and limitations imposed by the Dental Assistant Practice Acts, or similar regulations, of the state of the facility
  • Aid in the provision, and within the limitations imposed by the Dental Assistant Practice Acts, or similar regulations, of the State where services provided, of mandated dental surveillance and preventive services and the quality and timeliness of treatment records and reports required to document procedures performed and care provided
  • Refer patients who present with a complaint to staff dentists for evaluation and continuation of care and attend multidisciplinary treatment team meetings on behalf of the dental officers
  • Treat all Active-Duty beneficiaries presented for care
  • Provide for the examination, treatment, and disposition of patients compatible with the dental clinic's operating capacity and equipment
  • Coordinate with other health care departments and the clinic staff to provide complete care to patients
  • Provide training to staff for routine dental assistant activities and procedures so that the benefit of routine care can be accrued
  • Maintain patient records in accordance with external accreditation organizations and established Coast Guard dental records maintenance requirements
  • Select and arrange instruments and prepare setups for patient treatment
  • Assist during patient examination and treatment
  • Assist during administration of anesthesia
  • Assist in placement and removal or sutures
  • Instruct in basic oral hygiene care
  • Prepare restorative and impression materials
  • Dispose of contaminated waste in accordance with the standard procedures of the dental clinic
  • Load and unload radiographic film cassettes
  • Expose bitewing, periapical, and occlusal film utilizing bisecting angle or paralleling radiographic techniques
  • Perform digital radiology procedures to include radiograph image management on computer software program
  • Maintain operatory to meet the clinic's standards
  • Inventory medicine and drug stocks to ensure adequate supplies and controls
  • Greet and receive patients and direct them to appropriate care
  • Receive and screen telephone calls
  • File and maintain Healthcare records
  • File healthcare reports in health records
  • Maintain Health Record checkout file
  • Input daily patient information into Clinic's healthcare information systems
  • Schedule and track consultations for specialty care
  • Maintain referral log and notify patients of appointments
  • Review and verify patient eligibility for care in accordance with Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) computer system guidelines
  • Prepare and submit appropriate documentation as specified in applicable regulations
  • Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur in addition to regular scheduled appointments
  • File and maintain paper and electronic health records
  • File healthcare reports in health records and electronic health records
  • Inputs daily patient information into clinic's electronic healthcare information systems Travel Requirements

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    Salary Grade

    Job Requirements

    • Certificate or Associate degree as a dental assistant/technician from a state accredited program and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months, OR
    • Certification from a military dental technician or dental assistant ''A'' school and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months, OR
    • Certification from a Red Cross Dental Assistant course and 12 months experience within the preceding 36 months OR
    • 36 months experience within the preceding 60 months as a dental assistant in a private practice OR
    • Membership in good standing with the American Association of Dental Assistants with required continuing education and 12 months experience with in the preceding 36 months OR
    • Graduated from a state-accredited program for dental assistants or dental technology within the preceding 12 months
    • Certification or permit for use of dental x-ray equipment
    • Maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), or the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)




      USCG Atlantic City - Atlantic City, NJ 08401 US (Primary)



Keywords: Cape Fox Corporation, Vineland , Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Atlantic City, New Jersey

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