S.E. Valley
Position Id

Dental Assistant
Chandler, Arizona

The Dental Assistant aids the Dentist by providing assistance as directed by dental protocol.

  • Ensures quality of care by preparing treatment area for patient; cleans, sterilizes and sets up treatment area, and pulls patients chart.
  • Prepares patient for treatment by reviewing medical chart, greeting, seating, draping, taking blood pressure, as necessary, and providing information.
  • Assures efficiency of dentist by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentists access; suctioning and passing instruments.
  • Assures readiness of materials by selecting, mixing basses/impression materials, and placing materials for use.
  • Takes and develops patients x-rays, as requested by Dentist and per regulatory and department protocol and procedures.
  • Mounts and files dental x-rays per department procedures.
  • Maintains patient confidence by counseling patient on dental health, requesting consent for extractions/treatment, giving post-op instructions, and scheduling follow-up appointment.
  • Protects patients and co-workers by adhering to infection control policies and procedures.
  • Maintains and monitors equipment for department operations, assuring that autoclave is monitored by using spore testing.
  • Assures adequate stock is on hand by inventorying and ordering supplies as necessary.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by following procedures for maintenance, evaluation and usage.
  • Maintains x-ray equipment and ensure operation by following procedures for maintenance, evaluation and usage.
  • Assures treatment areas are adequately stocked and ready for use.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations where applicable.
  • Knowledge of infection control protocols and procedures.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalency.
  • X-Ray Certification required.
  • Coronal Polishing certification required

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to perform the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

For more information, call Ren'e Pelayo at 602 788-5890 x 116 and email your resume to

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