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Dental Assistant I - Dental Health Center
Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, Delaware
 
 
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Date Posted 04/16/2021
Category
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
Position Title Dental Assistant I - Dental Health Center
Position Number TBE
Position Type Temporary Part-Time
Hiring Location George Campus-Wilmington, DE
Contact Phone Number (302) 573-5469
Contact Email Address w-jobs@dtcc.edu
Work Location George Campus-Wilmington, DE
Position Specific Details

Monday – Thursday: 7:45am – 4:00 m

An incumbent typically reports to a technical supervisor providing chairside assistance during dental procedures, as well as clinic support services. Additional duties include exposing and processing x-rays, mixing dental materials, maintaining instruments and equipment, obtaining accurate patient medical histories, and maintaining patient files.

Salary $12.30/hr
Classification Title Dental Assistant I
Job Code 5047 (FT), 5547 (PT)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Pay Grade B/C 06
Position Type Part-Time
Summary Statement

An incumbent is responsible for assisting dentist(s) and providing related clerical services in the operation of a community/educational dental clinic.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent typically reports to a technical supervisor providing chairside assistance during dental procedures, as well as clinic support services. Additional duties include exposing and processing x-rays, mixing of dental materials, maintaining instruments and equipment, obtaining accurate patient medical histories, and maintaining patient files.

Principal Accountabilities

An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities:

1. Assists dentist during patient treatment procedures. Keeps oral areas clean by using suction devices, water sprays, and retraction. Passes instruments to dentist as needed.

2. Mixes dental materials, such as sealants, composites, amalgams, etc.

3. Exposes, develops, and mounts x-rays.

4. Sterilizes and maintains instruments and equipment, using autoclave and chemicals.

5. Maintains inventory and requisitions supplies.

6. Communicates with and supports patients to assure understanding of dental treatment processes.

7. Greets patients and answers telephones.

8. Performs related clerical work, records patient information, and maintains patient files.

9. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of dental operative assistance procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of dental terminology, instrumentation, and materials.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for sterilization of dental instruments.
Knowledge of general office procedures.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of exposing, developing, and mounting x-rays.
Proficient keyboarding skills.
Ability to follow oral and written directions.
Ability to use clerical office equipment.
Ability to perform instrument sterilization and equipment maintenance.
Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports.
Ability to provide assistance to dentist.
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and other clinic staff.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED, with training as a dental assistant, and two (2) years of relevant experience; or other equivalent combination of education and experience.
Currently holds or is eligible for Delaware State Radiology Certification.

Posting Details

Posting Number REG2908PO
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 04/16/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Applicant Instructions

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. First Letter of Reference
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. Other Document
  6. Multi Media
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