Dental Assistant job description template

This Dental Assistant job description template includes the list of most important Dental Assistant's duties and responsibilities. It is customizable and ready to post to job boards. Use it to save time, attract qualified candidates and hire best employees.

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dental assistant job description

Dental Assistant job profile

Dental Assistants are generally responsible for preparing treatment rooms for dental procedures. They also prepare patients and act in a welcoming and comforting way providing all the information to patients and answering any questions they may have. 

In order to attract Dental Assistants that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Dental Assistant job description.  

Dental Assistant job description

We are looking for a Dental Assistant to join our team! As a dental Assistant at our clinic, you will mainly be responsible for preparing rooms and patients for dental procedures. Friendly attitude is extremely important as your role will play a big role in maintaining relationships with customers and providing an exceptional customer service. 

Dental Assistant duties and responsibilities 

  • Preparing patients for dental work
  • Preparing rooms for dental procedures
  • Sterilizing and disinfecting instruments, setting up instrument trays, preparing materials, and assisting with dental procedures
  • Assisting in managing medical and dental emergencies 
  • Recording treatment information
  • Keeping patient records in order
  • Exposing x-rays from dental diagnostics
  • Giving patients information on oral hygiene
  • Providing post-operative and post-treatment instructions to patients
  • Ordering dental supplies
  • Maintaining equipment and supply inventory
  • Dental Assistant requirements
  • Act in accordance with laws and regulations
  • Working with dental software

Dental Assistant requirements 

  • Certification in an accredited dental assistance program
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of Dental Hygiene Program
  • Experience using computers 
  • Experience with EMR
  • Experience with taking X-rays
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills

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