Dental Assistant – Gulfport


This is skilled work in the field of Dentistry.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of dental office and procedures.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to effectively organize time and materials.
  • Ability to effectively work with Dentists, colleagues, patients and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability and desire to work as a team member.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during the workday.
  • Ability to travel without assistance and as needed.
  • Skill in understanding of, and sensitivity to, persons of all cultural, social, educational and economic backgrounds.

Qualifications/Education Requirements

Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D. certificate; experience in a dental office practice or an equivalent setting; demonstrated ability to perform position duties; State of Mississippi radiograph permit.

Core Competencies

  • Performs radiographs appropriately according to the State Board of Dental Examiners; develops radiographs.
  • Sterilizes dental instruments adequately and follows proper infection control protocols.
  • Sets up dental trays appropriately.
  • Assists in preventative dentistry by promoting oral hygiene to patients.
  • Accurately charts on the CFHC Dental Chart.
  • Performs any reversible situation under the direct supervision of the Dentist.
  • Assists the receptionist by making appointment and answering the phone; assists in calling patients to remind them of their scheduled appointments.
  • Prophy teeth if required by the Dentist.
  • Treats patients with respect and aids the patient concerning dental problems which do not require the skill and expertise of the Dentist.
  • Accurately completes the health history on each new patient.
  • Monitors the supply levels and prepares purchase requisitions as required.
  • Maintains operative equipment in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Maintains sterile processes and documentation logs as specified within CFHC policies and Joint Commission requirements.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Upholds, complies with, and enforces the Core Principles and Code of Conduct.

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