Dental Nurse / Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants/Nurses
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

  • Provide chair-side assistance to dentists and/or dental hygienists in the performance of dental procedures, to include operative, preventive, periodontal, endodontic, prosthetic, and/or oral surgical procedures.
  • Prepare, sterilize, organize, and set up dental equipment. Ensure that all dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and processed according to established clinic guidelines and standards.
  • Monitor and maintain dental equipment, system, radiographic developing equipment, sterilizer, and light curing units, in accordance with manufacturers’ guidelines.
  • Develop and process dental radiograph in accordance with guidelines, assists in the monitoring and maintenance of radiation safety procedures and protocols.
  • Follow and maintain all relevant UAE regulations, guidelines, policies, and standards for the provision of dental clinical services.
  • Order and maintain inventories of dental clinic supplies.
  • Maintains dental laboratory result and create and maintains dental records in accordance with established procedures.
  • Collect and record patient health histories.
  • Patient management during dental procedures includes receiving patients for treatment, positioning chair and placing napkin.
  • Manage and document Dental Instrument transfer (inter-branch).
  • Identify intra oral dentistry.
  • Assist with basic restorative, periodontal, endodontic and surgical extraction procedures using the concept of four handed dentistry.
  • Maintain a field of operation during dental procedures through the use of retraction, suction, irrigation, drying, placing and removing of cotton wool balls etc.
  • Prepare dental materials, cements, composite, and impression materials.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of internationally recognized blood borne pathogens and hazard communications (OSHA, OSAP).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of disease control and prevention guidelines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethics/jurisprudence and patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice of basic life support techniques and principles.
  • Apply effective communication techniques with a variety of patients and provide patients with preventative and oral hygiene instruction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice of Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies.
  • Update dental ICD codes and data on the computer system as well as DOH website.
  • Carry out any ad hoc tasks required by the Medical Director/Dentist/Clinic Manager.
  • Maintain a professional and responsible approach to all duties.
  • Work cooperatively with other Clinic staff in a positive team approach.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualification:
• 2 Diploma in Dental Assisting/ Nursing
• Bachelor Degree in Dentistry
• 3 years as a dental assistant

Job Specific Skills:
Effective resource utilization and equipment maintenance
Infection Control
Professionalism and Patient Care
Maintenance of Records
MS Office Suite- Standard

Behavioral Capabilities:
Client Orientation
Flexibility & Adaptability
Team Work
Attention to Details
Self Reliance
Time & priority management

Job Features

Job CategoryDental Department
Job IdDA/0871/2017
Years of ExperienceMinimum 3 Years

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