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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant | Lexington, KY | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary | From $20.95 to $20.95 per hour

Job Description

InGenesis is currently seeking Dental Assistants to work with our client in Lexington, KY. In this role, you will be performing Dental Assistant services on-site in the Health Services Department of the Federal Medical Center (FMC).

Job Duties

  • Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections, such as restorative, oral surgery, periodontics, prosthetics, examinations, and triage of emergency cases.
  • Retrieves patient’s records, escorts patient to dental treatment area, seats and prepares patient for Dental Officer, assists by preparing dental instruments, dental materials, drugs, and medications, passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and helps to maintain a dry field.
  • Assist in dental health education, makes necessary entries on dental treatment chart (both electronic and paper records), and records dental charting.
  • Triage dental emergencies, obtains diagnostic quality intraoral and extra oral radiographs using standard and digital radiography while minimizing radiation exposure and processes and saves digital radiographs to patient’s electronic and paper medical record.
  • Responsible for the disinfection and sterilization procedures for the dental department.
  • Ensures disinfection and sterilization techniques are in place (e.g. spore testing) and followed pursuant to State and Federal guidelines.
  • Ensures all surfaces, instruments, and dental equipment are properly disinfected and or sterilized.
  • Ensures routine maintenance and testing of sterilization equipment as well as documentation of said maintenance and testing as well as any corrective action.
  • Prepares reports for the Infection Control department.
  • Manages contaminated biological/hazardous waste (e.g. needles and syringes) for the dental clinic and ensures proper disposal and maintains logs associated with storage and disposal.
  • Answering phones, manage ingoing and outgoing mail, maintaining files, preparing treatment schedules, taking inventory, preparing purchase forms for needed supplies, stocking supplies, purging expired product, compiling reports, and other administrative duties for the Chief Dental Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of experience providing Expanded Duties Dental Assistant services is preferred, but not required.
  • Must have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that meets or exceeds the guidelines of the American Heart Association (AHA).
  • Must be able to place and finish all types of dental restorations, temporary and permanent, including bases and liners.
  • Preferred Certificates of completion of the Coronal Polishing, Radiation Safety, Radiation Techniques Course.
  • *Bilingual oral communication skills are desirable.

About InGenesis

InGenesis is one of the largest staffing firms in the industry and is among the largest diversity-owned healthcare staffing firms in North America. InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives, and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people: skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. InGenesis counts almost half of the Fortune 500 in our nearly 300 clients, including clients in the healthcare, life sciences, higher education and pharma industries.

EEOC Statement

InGenesis is proud to be an affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by visiting our website at