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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Preventive Care Specialist-Dental.
In this role, the successful candidate provides supportive services to the dentist who is performing the services and/or procedures in Orthodontics.
Take Impressions for space maintainers, orthodontic appliances and occlusal guards
Remove temporary cement (not including temporary fillings)
Apply topical anticariogenic agents to the teeth
Apply desensitizing agents to the teeth
Place and remove temporary appliances
Develops and manages patient engagement services and programs that promotes access to care
Point of contact for patient regarding care cycle, insurance and payment arrangements
Provides clinical services within scope of license and training based on NYS guidelines
Provides chairside assistance to the dentist, utilizing proper four-handed dentistry techniques while observing universal precautions/protocols and sterile techniques
Assumes the standards of care related to infection control; all OSHA guidelines, Joint Commission guidelines & safety are upheld at the station they are assigned.
Prepares instruments, materials and medicaments to be used
Takes, exposes, develops and mounts radiographs in accordance with guidelines
Sets-up and breakdowns dental operatory following all infection control guidelines. Maintains the dental operatory in an organized and clean fashion. Assures that appropriate instruments and supplies are available for patient care
Prepares the patient for treatment by seating the patient, obtaining records and apply protective garb and assures patients comfort while waiting for the dentist.
Cleans instruments and prepares them for sterilization
Sterilizes and/or disinfects instruments and hand pieces following guidelines of the Dental Department Infection Control Manual and manufacturer instruction for use
Documents patient records as dictated by dentist. Assists the dentist in filling out charts accurately and processing the patients forms and records either manually or utilizing the Electronic Dental Record system
Pours and trims patient study model impressions taken by the dentist and completes laboratory forms accurately
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and age-related criteria pertinent to the patients served in his/her assigned area
Compliance with organizations policies and procedures
Additional Position Specific Responsibilities: New York State RDA (Registered Licensed Dental Assistant) or RDH (Registered Licensed Dental Hygienists) or enrolled in a RDA program. Consideration will be given to candidates interested in enrolling in a program.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a 1 year minimum experience clinical support RDA, 3 years Dental Assisting enrolled in a RDA program or RDH 6 months RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) or RDA (Registered Licensed Dental Assistant) or currently enrolled in a program leading to a RDH/RDA. Consideration will be given to candidates interested in enrolling in a program..
Required Licenses: Licensed Dental Hygienist
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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Family Health Centers at NYU Langone is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.