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EFDA-Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (Valley Dental Group)

Company: ELITE DENTAL PARTNERS L
Location: Selinsgrove
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

EFDA - Valley Dental GroupFull time or Part time, flexible hourshttps://www.valleydentalgroup.net/We support and inspire people and communities to smile while living their best life.Would you like to work in a positive, fast-paced environment where you can feel proud of the contributions you make and recognized for your hard work? Here at Elite Dental Partners, we focus on our entire team and their efforts while keeping things fun, challenging, friendly and rewarding. You can expect great wages, continuing education opportunities, full benefits that include PTO starting on your first day and growth opportunities. Elite Dental Partners is growing so take advantage of the new opportunities and join our team today!
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:The duties of an EFDA may include all of those of a typical dental assistant. The expanded functions that EFDAs are allowed to perform in a dental office are dictated by each state's dentistry board.

  • Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • Capturing quality dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • Perform efficient and accurate procedures as directed by the Dentist and Hygienist, while maintaining the schedule and patient flow OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Carryout infection control protocol- preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
    • Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, as directed by Doctor
    • With the direction of the Dentist, educations patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
    • Taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts
    • Enthusiastic communication with patients and suppliers
    • Office responsibilities as directed by the Office Manager (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certificate where state regulations specify
      • X-Ray Certification where state regulations specify
      • Prior Experience with a dental management software - Dentrix preferredQUALIFICATIONS:
        • Excellent interpersonal skills
        • Proven dedication to provide high quality, comprehensive chairside care
        • Ability to comply with safety procedures, rules, and regulations in order to maintain a
          clean and safe working environment
        • Strong working knowledge of dental terminology, equipment, and practicesPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
          • General office activities as required
          • Good manual dexterity
          • Bend or twist their body
          • Sit/Stand for long periods of time The above statements are intended to provide a general overview and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements. Additional duties can be assigned as determined. Elite Dental Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support a diverse workforce.

Keywords: ELITE DENTAL PARTNERS L, Reading , EFDA-Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (Valley Dental Group), Healthcare , Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

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