The Dental Assistant position is located within the Northport VAMC in the Dental Service. Incumbent serves at the full performance level with the ability to perform full range of duties with some independence in assigned specialties, with indirect supervision from the Supervisory Dental Assistant or treating Dentist. Assignments at this level include but are not limited to: using the concepts of four-handed dentistry; assists with specialty procedures including oral surgery, periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontic and implant placement and restoration; anticipates surgeons/specialists needs at each stage of treatment; takes preliminary impressions; selects and manipulates a variety of gypsums and waxes; pours, trims and evaluates the quality of diagnostic casts; fabricates custom t
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