Seeking an energetic and passionate pediatric dental assistant for Oaks Point Pediatric Dentistry, a new pediatric dental office in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest neighborhood in Houston, TX. This is a part-time position. Oaks Point Pediatric Dentistry is a beautiful state of the art dental facility preparing to serve this wonderful community at the end of August. Understandably, during this uncertain time in the efforts to contain COVID-19 there may be concerns. However, strict precautions will be enforced at Oaks Point Pediatric Dentistry to keep all staff safe, including a washer and dryer within the facility, protective barriers, and proper PPE. It is also equipped with a lactation room designated for new mothers to privately and comfortably pump for their children. If you are looking for a fun, positive, and encouraging environment while providing exceptional care and service then this is the place for you!

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Dental Assistant Job Responsibilities:

  • Welcome patients and their guardians and get them situated in the appropriate treatment room
  • Prepare tables and trays for dentist with necessary instruments and supplies
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, and prepare treatment rooms as needed
  • Take high quality diagnosable dental radiographs
  • Clean patient’s teeth by coronal polishing, use of toothbrushes, flossing, administering fluoride
  • Place sealants
  • Educate patients and their guardians by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions
  • Document dental care services by charting in patient records
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping patient information confidential
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies

Dental Assistant Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Licensed as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)
  • Current CPR certification preferred
  • Radiology certification preferred
  • Previous pediatric dental experience preferred
  • Coronal polishing certification preferred
  • Sealants certification preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to follow outlined policies and guidelines
  • Possess a professional and positive attitude