Dental Assistant

 
Position: Dental Assistant

Job ID: 150074

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCHPC - SOUTHWEST SHARED SERV

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Health Plan (TCHP) is the largest Texas Medicaid managed care organization, and is part of the Texas Children’s healthcare system. Founded in 1996, TCHP is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children and pregnant women. Our plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area. Currently the Health Plan serves more than 450,000 members across three service areas (Harris, Jefferson, North East). Members of the plan receive care from our network of more than 4,000 primary care physicians, 8,000 specialists, and 110 hospitals. They can also receive care at The Center for Children and Women, a patient and family-centered medical home with two convenient locations for TCHP members who can have all their medical needs met in one place, receiving multiple services the same day. TCHP is a recognized leader at encouraging holistic care that empowers families to live healthier lives.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit www.texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities.   You can also learn more about our amazing culture at www.infinitepassion.org 

Summary:

We are searching for a Dental Assistant - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll provide dental assistance in the patient care area in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the patient.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Apply sealants and monitor nitrous, coronal polishing, and fluoride application
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments, clean dental carts, and set up instrument trays
  • Prepare materials and assist the dentist during procedures
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs
  • Take and expose dental X-rays as ordered by the dentist
  • Provide post-operative instructions to parents/patients
  • Chart the existing restoration and any missing teeth
  • Place and remove rubber dams and take impressions for casts and models
  • Apply topical anesthetic agents under dentist supervision
  • Participate in quality improvement activities and provide recommendations for improvement as appropriate
  • Attend continuing education workshops, seminars, and in-services
  • Take follow-up appointments
  • Review charts and schedules for the next day’s clinic to ensure all necessary information is available
  • Order and stock dental clinic supplies as needed


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • RDA, BLS and NOM certification required
  • 2 years’ experience in a health care setting required

 



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