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Dental Assistant Expanded Function

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
03 March, 2022
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
308534
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Dental Assistant Expanded Function

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Job Description

Overview

Riley Pediatric Dentistry is seeking Expanded Function Dental Assistants for our growing team. This is a rewarding career for individuals who are passionate about helping the children of Indiana. Our team is high energy, friendly, and knowledgeable. We provided excellent care with a compassionate touch.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Pediatric, orthodontic, or family dentistry experience.
  • Knowledge of Dentrix or Dexis computer programs. (or like applications)
  • An interest in learning and growing.
  • Willingness to work with patients with special behavioral or health needs.
  • Desire to make a difference in someone’s life.

Performs a variety of patient care services in both a clinical setting and an operating room setting. Assists the dentist as needed for patient preparation, exams, and procedures, utilizing four handed dentistry, expanded functions, taking x-rays, maintaining clinical inventory supply, and providing customer service. Performs patient registration, scheduling appointments, chart maintenance, and patient correspondence. Maintains, organizes, stocks, and cleans dental equipment and unit(s). Assures smooth patient flow, provides patient education, explains insurance coverage/co-pays, obtains Medicaid Waivers, as needed, and provides clinic clerical support. Requires excellent skills in handling apprehensive or difficult to manage children. Requires ability to work with medically, physically, and/or mentally compromised patients.


 Registered dental assistant license is preferred.
• Previous experience or formal training as a dental assistant is required.
• X-ray certification, CPR/BLS certification and dental radiographic certificate in the State of Indiana are required.
• Ability to operate electronic medical/dental record systems is required.
• Requires ability to perform expanded function dental assisting tasks.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Dental Assistant Expanded Function Role

Overview

Riley Pediatric Dentistry is seeking Expanded Function Dental Assistants for our growing team. This is a rewarding career for individuals who are passionate about helping the children of Indiana. Our team is high energy, friendly, and knowledgeable. We provided excellent care with a compassionate touch.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Pediatric, orthodontic, or family dentistry experience.
  • Knowledge of Dentrix or Dexis computer programs. (or like applications)
  • An interest in learning and growing.
  • Willingness to work with patients with special behavioral or health needs.
  • Desire to make a difference in someone’s life.

Performs a variety of patient care services in both a clinical setting and an operating room setting. Assists the dentist as needed for patient preparation, exams, and procedures, utilizing four handed dentistry, expanded functions, taking x-rays, maintaining clinical inventory supply, and providing customer service. Performs patient registration, scheduling appointments, chart maintenance, and patient correspondence. Maintains, organizes, stocks, and cleans dental equipment and unit(s). Assures smooth patient flow, provides patient education, explains insurance coverage/co-pays, obtains Medicaid Waivers, as needed, and provides clinic clerical support. Requires excellent skills in handling apprehensive or difficult to manage children. Requires ability to work with medically, physically, and/or mentally compromised patients.


  • qualifications__list
     Registered dental assistant license is preferred.
  •  Previous experience or formal training as a dental assistant is required.
  •  X-ray certification, CPR/BLS certification and dental radiographic certificate in the State of Indiana are required.
  •  Ability to operate electronic medical/dental record systems is required.
  •  Requires ability to perform expanded function dental assisting tasks.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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