Aerotek Dental Assistant in Kansas City, Missouri
The Dental Assistant supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials. Candidate is responsible for the performance of chairside duties, assisting Dental Clinicians, including seating and preparing patients for treatment.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: - Obtains and records vital signs, personal information and medical history. - 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. - Sterilizes dental instruments in autoclaves, dry heat ovens or with chemical disinfectants, stores sterilized instruments and maintains asepsis during storage. - Exposes and processes dental x-ray films, mounts and labels films as indicated. - Provides instructions to patients in postoperative care, oral hygiene and the importance of preventive dentistry.
Dental assistant, sterile processing, sterilization, Dental
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
- Must be a high school graduate or G.E.D.
- Graduation from an accredited dental assisting school preferred, but not required.
- One year experience in a related capacity preferred. (Open to new dental assistants with less than 1 year)
- Ability to relate to patients in such a manner as to obtain their confidence and establish rapport.
- Dental Certification & Expanded Functions a plus.
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.