Posted 6 days ago

Dental Health Assistant – On Call

Company: DuPage County Health Department (DCHD)
Category: Healthcare


Type: Part Time

The DuPage County Health Department have openings for two on-call Dental Health Assistants. In this role, you will be providing assistance to dentists and dental hygienists. Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance and support to staff and clients of the Dental Program. 
  • Establishes and maintains client files and charts.
  • Enters client data into computer systems including revising or updating addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Schedules appointments.
  • Ensures that release forms or consent forms have been signed; prepares various forms and worksheets.
  • Sets up clinic rooms with appropriate supplies, including off-site clinics.
  • Processes daily reports.
  • Monitors on hand supplies and coordinates replenishment as needed.
  • Assists in performance of dental procedures including passing instruments and materials; follows guidelines in handling materials and cleaning surfaces; ensures sterilization of instruments.
  • Obtains health histories from patients by conducting patient interviews; follows-up on client status.
  • Performs duties necessary to close clinics.
  • Maintains required training, licensure, and/or certification.
  • Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality.
  • Participates in emergency response activities as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to patient privacy laws.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures.
  • May assist with determining client eligibility.
  • If bilingual, may assist clients communicate with non-bilingual staff.