• Dental Assistant - Lighthouse Dental Care - Stratford, CT

    Job Locations US-CT-Stratford
    Job ID
    2018-6105
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Part-Time
    Category
    Dental Assistant
  • Overview

     

    If you are looking for a friendly and welcoming dental practice in Stratford, CT,  Lighthouse Dental Care is a high-tech and advanced dental office with a family feel. At Lighthouse Dental Care, we are well-versed in all of the latest approaches in modern general and cosmetic dentistry. From basic cleanings to teeth straightening aids to whitening procedures, our dental team is educated in all of the latest dental treatment trends on the market.

    We are looking for a Part-time Dental Assistant for our Stratford, CT office. The ideal Dental Assistant would have 1-2 years' working experience as a Dental Assistant. We are looking for a Dental Assistant that is x-ray license in the state of Connecticut, as well as ICE certified for the state of Connecticut. EFDA certification is preferred but not required. We are looking for a candidate that is flexible and willing to work a part-time schedule.

     

    Responsibilities

    Job Description:

     

    Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

     

     

    Duties:

    • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
    • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
    • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
    • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
    • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
    • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
    • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
    • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
    • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
    • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
    • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
    • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
    • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
    • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Qualifications

    Desired Skills:

    • X-ray license for the state in which you work
    • 1-2 years' experience working as a Dental Assistant 
    • ICE certification for the state inwhich you work

     

     

     

    Additional benefits for full-time employees:

    • Medical
    • Dental services 
    • Life insurance
    • Vision
    • Paid time off
    • 6 paid holidays off
    • 401k to name a few

     

     

    Lighthouse Dental Care is a highly successful affiliated practice of Dental Care Alliance (DCA).

     

    As one of the country's largest dental support organizations, we have more than 280 affiliated dental practices throughout thirteen states. Formed in 1991, Dental Care Alliance is a ground-breaking dental support organization created by dentists, and focused on improving the well-being of both patients and dentists.

    If you are looking for a fun and rewarding career, you have come to the right place. We offer employment opportunities that promote professional, personal, and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future; make Dental Care Alliance your employer of choice.

    DCA Mission

    We improve the practice of dentistry by partnering and supporting our dental professionals, so they can create a lifetime of healthy smiles for their patients.

     

     

    DCA Vision

    To be the trusted partner of choice for the industry’s best dental professionals.

     

     

    DCA Values - USMILE

    Unleash Career Potential—of our employees and partners
    Service Excellence—to our professionals, patients and families
    Meaningful Contribution—all can make a difference
    Integrity First—in all we do
    Leadership—in our field and we assume accountability
    Excellence in Action—we are committed to get the job done

     

     

    Our mission, vision and values are a vital part of our everyday interactions with all employees, and most importantly, with patients and families.

      

    You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

     

     

    Dental Care Alliance. Stronger Together. 

     

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