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Bilingual Dental Assistant

Company: Swope Health
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARYSwope Health Dental Department is seeking a full-time Bilingual Dental Assistant at our Wyandotte, Kansas City, Kansas location.. The Dental Assistant supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Candidate is responsible for the performance of chairside duties, assisting Dental Clinicians, including seating and preparing patients for treatment.PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:1. Obtains and records vital signs, personal information and medical history. 2. Seats and prepares patients for treatments, arranges dental instruments, materials, medications and passes them to Dental Clinicians as needed, maintains cleanliness of oral operating area by the use of suction devices, water sprays, cotton rolls and related equipment.3. Sterilizes dental instruments in autoclaves, dry heat ovens or with chemical disinfectants, stores sterilized instruments and maintains asepsis during storage. 4. Exposes and processes dental x-ray films, mounts and labels films as indicated. 5. Provides instructions to patients in postoperative care, oral hygiene and the importance of preventive dentistry. 6. Be proficient in 4 handed Dentistry to include:• Pre-procedural rinse• Signed informed consent• Radiographs completed and available• Keep a dry field to include monitoring mouth and throat for excess saliva and clean mirror• Maintain light/visibility to area of operation• Patient inclined or reclined• Room set up for a procedure or sterile field maintained. 7. Complete Radiographs• Landmarks noted• Complete periapicals and obtain tooth apex• Bitewings have open contacts & all posterior teeth identified• Complete panorex diagnostic to include TMJ with no lead apron interference

8. Complete EMR documentation• Demonstrate competency in EMR• Enter CDT or ICD codes for all procedures performed (PA bitewing, type of exam, restorative or prosthetic type)• Accurate clinical notes dictated by providers on exams or other dictated information9. Must complete Patient Safety Training curriculum.

10. Performs routine maintenance, lubricating and cleaning equipment.

11. Answers telephone and performs clerical duties as assigned.

12. Schedule appointments and notify patients of upcoming or missed appointments.

13. Contributes to the overall flow in the dental clinic via teamwork.

14. Completes 8-10 CEU's annually

15. Performs related work as required QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must be a high school graduate or G.E.D. 2. Graduation from an accredited dental assisting school preferred, but not required. 3. One year experience in a related capacity preferred. 4. Ability to relate to patients in such a manner as to obtain their confidence and establish rapport. 5. Dental Certification & Expanded Functions a plus. 6. Must be bilingual in Spanish and English

Keywords: Swope Health, Kansas City , Bilingual Dental Assistant, Healthcare , Kansas City, Kansas

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