Posted 6 days ago

Dental Health Assistant

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

 Wheaton

Type: Full Time

The DuPage County Health Department is looking for a Dental Health Assistant to join their Dental Team. Experience as a dental Assistant is preferred, however, willing to train you for this role. This is a full-time position Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with occasional evenings and Saturdays as scheduled. Some travel to the Lombard Clinic may be required. Offering a $500.00 sign on bonus and a $500.00 retention bonus.
In this role, you will be performing work of moderate difficulty providing assistance to dentists and dental hygienists. If you understand technical terms and know how to perform basic dental procedures, you are invited to apply today. As a full-time County employee, you will be eligible for their benefit package that includes, health insurance, paid holidays just to list a few. 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 also ensures sterilization of instruments.
  • Obtains health histories from patients by conducting patient interviews and 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.