Dental Assistants at this level serve independently performing more complex work in assigned specialties . The Dental Assistant assists the dentist in aspects of direct patient care. Current Federal employees please apply to the status job announcement CBSU-11015713-21-MEP **This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applicants will be referred to selecting official on a continual basis until all vacancies are filled OR until the closing date of this announcement. Applicants need not re-apply once the application is referred to the selecting official. **Duties to include but not limited to: Provides assistance to customers with questions or concerns, provides service recovery. Administers and records patients' blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and medical history. Cleans dental prostheses, both fixed and removable. Administers topical anesthetic, fabricates, places and removes temporary dental restorations and crowns, places and removes rubber dams and matrix bands. Makes impressions for diagnostic casts and preliminary impressions for prosthetic fabrication. Performs coronal polishing of teeth, provides post-operative and other appropriate patient education, accomplishes all patient care procedures within standard infection control protocols. Assists in routine general dental procedures as well as specialized dental procedures such as oral maxillofacial surgery, endodontics and surgical periodontics. Sets up and cleans operatory and/or surgery suite for planned dental procedures and timely turnover, handles and passes instruments safely, accurately and efficiently. Keeps operative field clear of debris, including retracting oral tissues effectively and comfortably. Prepares dental medicaments and impression materials per manufacturer's instructions. Completes imaging requests within the desired time frame and accomplishes all dental imaging procedures within standard infection control protocols. Pours impressions and prepares diagnostic study casts, makes final denture impression trays and bite rims. Demonstrates proper infection control procedures in setting up and cleaning equipment. Prepares instruments properly and timely for sterilization by SPD standards. Scheduling appointments, maintaining patient confidentiality per HIPAA with written and verbal information Work Schedule: 0700-1730, Mon - Friday, 40 hours a week, Day Off TBD. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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