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Job Description:

  • 1) Assists dentist during examination and treatment of patients: Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.

  • 2) Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.

  • 3) Exposes dental diagnostic x rays.

  • 4) Makes preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.

  • 5) Pours, trims, and polishes study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans and polishes removable appliances, and fabricates temporary restorations.

  • 6) Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.

  • 7) Instructs patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.

  • 8) Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist.

  • 9) Records treatment information in patient records.

  • 10) Schedules appointments, prepares bills and receives payment for dental services, completes insurance forms, and maintains clerical records, manually or using computer.

  • 11) May clean teeth, using dental instruments.

  • 12) May apply protective coating of fluoride to teeth.




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Job Number: 2775