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Dental Assistant

People's Health Centers | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Work at a fast-paced, thriving, dental office serving a diverse St. Louis population! We offer competitive benefits, compensation, and an outstanding reputation in the community.

Benefits: 401k, Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays and many more!

BJK People‘s Health Center is  looking to hire Dental Assistant. In addition to the duties listed, all opportunities require a passion to serve the community.

Position Summary:

 Knowledge of procedures for receiving, routing, scheduling and releasing patients. Maintain and order supplies. Knowledge of procedures for tracking and processing digital radiographs. Knowledge of basic dental instruments and materials in manipulating suctioning and retraction apparatus in patient's mouth while assisting dentist. (Utilize the practice of four handed dentistry) Skill and dexterity in placing and manipulating motor driven instruments to perform intraoral prophylaxis procedures. Responsible for registration of patients, updating insurance and other information. Make appointments in coordination with school linked dentist. Collect fees and close out the day. Assists in oral exams, works with special needs families, reviews HIPAA consent forms with patients. Sets up dental equipment, coordinates with school nurses and staff regarding setup and student schedule. Conducts cleanings (prophy) and administer fluoride treatment.

Degree and Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent, with 2-3 years experience as a dental assistant; must have dental assistant certificate from accredited dental training institution.  Must have excellent interpersonal/human relations skills, ability to maintain confidentiality and customer service. Newly graduated Dental Assistants are encouraged to apply.