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Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA)

Company: Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1970 as South Philadelphia Health Action and subsequently incorporated as Greater Philadelphia Health Action, GPHA is a non-profit organization with a commitment to provide compassionate and affordable healthcare services regardless of an individual's ability to pay. -We are presently seeking Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA) -Under the direct supervision of the Dental Operations Management Team, the EFDA: -Provides excellent customer service to all patients and visitorsSterilization of instruments and equipment Assisting Dentist and Hygienist with patient careEntering procedures and chart notes into the patients electronic record -Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities: Providing assistance to the office and Dentist with daily operations as needed; the Dental Assistant will be responsible for the following :Assisting the dentist and hygienist during variety of treatment proceduresTaking and processing dental radiographs (x-rays)Asking the patient about their medical history Serving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol, and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment Helping -patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment procedures, such as placement of a restoration (filling)Taking and pouring impressions of patients' teeth for study casts, and preparing casts for lab processingProviding patients with instructions for oral care following procedures or other major services, such as extraction of teethCommunicating with patients and suppliers (e.g. scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies) Requirements: X-ray certified in PADental Assistant Diploma BLS CertifiedComputer savvy and comfortable using new softwareBi-Lingual a plus but not required (Spanish, French, Creole, Mandurian, Burmese)Experienced EFDA's preferred, by not requiredLocal candidates only please. Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. (GPHA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GPHA does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices to include hiring, transferring and promotion practices on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, disability, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc, Philadelphia , Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDA), Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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