dentalhygienist | Dental Assistant in New Haven, CT

Dental Assistant

  • Dental Care Alliance
  • $43,800.00 - 57,160.00 / Year *
  • 87 Sachem St
  • New Haven, CT 06511
  • Full-Time
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We have an immediate opening available for a Certified Dental Assistant in our affiliate office, Long Wharf Dental Group located in New Haven, CT 06511. This is a full-time position. This Certified Dental Assistant will have a minimum of 1+ years' experience. Current X-ray license and Certified Dental Assistant in the state of Connecticut is a requirement for this position. ICE certification is required. We need your superior chair-side expertise and caring personality to help provide quality care for our patients.


Job Description:

Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Duties:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Desired Skills:

  • 1+ years; of expereince as a Certified Dental Assistant, required
  • Current certification as a Dental Assistant in the state of Connecticut
  • X-ray certified, required
  • ICE certification, required

Long Wharf Dental Group is a highly successful affiliated practice of Dental Care Alliance (DCA).

As one of the country s largest and oldest dental support organizations, DCA supports more than 280 affiliated practices in 13 states, encompassing all facets of general dentistry and all recognized dental specialties. As a result, DCA offers dental professionals groundbreaking career and affiliation opportunities.

Established in 1991 by Dr. Steven R. Matzkin, Dental Care Alliance s success is the result of our unwavering commitment to improving the wellbeing of patients, dentists, and dental professionals through innovative and proven practice-support solutions. Through years of combined industry expertise, economies of scale and centralized administration, DCA provides affiliated practices with substantial savings in supplies, increased services and effective marketing.

DCA Mission

We improve the practice of dentistry by partnering and supporting our dental professionals, so they can create a lifetime of healthy smiles for their patients.

DCA Vision

To be the trusted partner of choice for the industry s best dental professionals.

DCA Values - USMILE

Unleash Career Potential of our employees and partners
Service Excellence to our professionals, patients and families
Meaningful Contribution all can make a difference
Integrity First in all we do
Leadership in our field and we assume accountability
Excellence in Action we are committed to get the job done

Our mission, vision and values are a vital part of our everyday interactions with all employees, and most importantly, with patients and families.

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Dental Care Alliance. Stronger Together.


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.