- Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient while providing answers to questions and requests by the patient. • Sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist’s access; suctioning; passing instruments. Additionally mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient’s mouth. • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts. • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory. • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions. • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records, and keeping patient information confidential. • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Dental Assistant Midtown Tulsa business seeking energetic, friendly and professional Dental Assistant. Assistant will be expected to support dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Assistant must maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations while performing the following duties: