People's Health Centers | St. Louis, MO | Full Time
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.
People‘s Health Center is always looking to hire Dental Assistance. In addition to the duties listed, all opportunities require a passion to serve the community.
This position is responsible for; 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.
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.
People's Health Centers does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.