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Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)

Company: Dental Care Alliance
Location: Owings Mills
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Overview We are currently looking for an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) for our affiliated practice, Valley Dental Associates, located in Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. This is a full-time position. The Dental Assistant we hire is required to have an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification; an x-ray certification/license for the state of MD; and preferably 1 + years of hands on Dental Assistant experience. We offer a competitive, plus benefits! 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 Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) certification for the state of MD, required X-ray certification for the state of MD, required A minimum of 1 - 2 years' of Dental Assistant experience Additional benefits for full-time employees: Medical Dental services Life insurance Vision Paid time off 6 paid holidays off 401k to name a few Valley Dental Associates is a highly successful affiliated practice of Dental Care Alliance (DCA). As one of the country's largest and oldest dental support organizations, DCA supports more than 265 affiliated practices in 13 states, encompassing all facets of general dentistry and all recognized dental specialties. As a result, DCA offers dental professionals groundbreaking career and affiliation opportunities. Established in 1991 by Dr. Steven R. Matzkin, Dental Care Alliance's success is the result of our unwavering commitment to improving the wellbeing of patients, dentists, and dental professionals through innovative and proven practice-support solutions. Through years of combined industry expertise, economies of scale and centralized administration, DCA provides affiliated practices with substantial savings in supplies, increased services and effective marketing. 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 U nleash Career Potential—of our employees and partners S ervice Excellence—to our professionals, patients and families M eaningful Contribution—all can make a difference I ntegrity First—in all we do L eadership—in our field and we assume accountability E xcellence 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.

Keywords: Dental Care Alliance, Baltimore, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), Healthcare, Owings Mills, Maryland

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