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Dental Assistant- Mercy Health Youngstown

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthCompletionThe Dental Assistant assists the Dentist with various procedures performed at chairside in the Dental Clinic. He/she is also responsible for coordinating . He/she takes and develops oral x-rays, maintains various dental and other patient care supplies and equipment; instructs patients regarding proper oral health and other preventive measures; performs general receptionist/clerical/registration/billing duties. Performs other duties and assignments as requested.Essential functions

  • Performs coordinator duties.: Manages patient appointment schedule in cooperation with the dental clinic faculty/residents; Makes assignments for dental assistants and oversees daily operations; Works in conjunction with department manager regarding all matters related to the dental clinic; Woks in conjunction with Medical Director and Chief resident regarding all clinical matters; Oversees supply order process; Prepare/reviews dental assistant 4-week schedule
  • Prepares for procedures/exams: Greets and escorts patient to operatory area; Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for procedures and exams; Obtains chart.
  • Uses suction devices, water spray cotton rolls, holders, cheek/tongue retractors to keep oral operating area clean during dental procedures; Prepares restorative materials and dental cements to be used during dental procedures; Takes and develops intra-oral radiographs; Assists Dentist with oral exams, cleanings, extractions, root canal therapy and fillings.
  • Provides education and instruction; Gives post-procedure instruction to patient and/or significant other; Educates regarding proper oral hygiene and overall dental preventative care; Maintains dental instruments; Washes and soaks instruments in a solution before processing in ultrasonic cleaner; Sets up instruments for sterilization by packaging, labeling and dating; Processes instruments and transports instruments to and from Central Supply; Maintains disinfecting solutions according to protocol
  • Directs patients to financial counselor as necessary; Assists residents with completion of billing form; Performs general clerical duties as needed; Files patient and other records; Prepares and maintains charts; Maintains dental instruments.EducationRequired Minimum Education: Vocational/Technical Degree- Completeion of dental assistant programPreferred Education: High School Diploma or GEDMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:
    • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance w/AD&D
    • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
    • Paid time off
    • Educational Assistance
    • And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Dentistry ED - Youngstown Physician EnterprisesAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Mercy Health, Youngstown , Dental Assistant- Mercy Health Youngstown, Healthcare , Youngstown, Ohio

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