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  • 1) Performs dental prophylaxis: Cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.

  • 2) Feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.

  • 3) Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease.

  • 4) Examines gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.

  • 5) Applies fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.

  • 6) Charts conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.

  • 7) Exposes and develops x-ray film.

  • 8) Makes impressions for study casts.

  • 9) May remove sutures and dressings.

  • 10) May administer local anesthetic agents.

  • 11) May place and remove rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations.

  • 12) May place, carve, and finish amalgam restorations.

  • 13) May remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.

  • 14) May provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children.

  • 15) May conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.




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DOT:   078.361-010

Job Number: 2779