New Grads will be considered. 6+ months of recent experience preferred.
Under general supervision, provides sub-professional dental work assisting dentist in the care and treatment of dental patients. Functions both as dental chair and office assistant. Assists the Dental Chair by passing instruments, preparing compounds, and assisting with taking x-rays and impressions. Assists with office functions by scheduling appointments and preparing patient records.
Education: Completion of a Dental Assistant vocational curriculum from an approved school or equivalent training. Experience: Typically, one year of experience providing chair side assistance to a dentist in the examination and treatment of patients. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of filling compounds such as composites and amalgam. Knowledge of patient record maintenance procedures. Knowledge of safety guidelines. Skill in placing and positioning suction tubes in patients. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to follow Dentist’s instructions. Ability to schedule patients using in-house scheduling software. Ability to calm patient when necessary. Certificate/License/Registration: A certificate of compliance with the required radiation safety examination issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners preferred. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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