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The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS’ directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.
Reviews patient record if available and, using standard practices and procedural instructions as a guide, determines what instruments and materials will probably be needed and lays them out.
Passes equipment to the dentist upon request.
Prepares patient for dentist by seating patient, adjusting chair for convenient angle, and draping patient and in the case of children, calms and reassures the patient so work can proceed expeditiously.
Schedules all patients, determining time intervals according to type of work to be done and the probability of the dentist being able to treat more than one patient at a time.
Operates a conventional dental radiographic machine to make intra-oral, periapical, bite wing and occlusal images, a cephalometric radiographic machine to make various extra-oral images of the head such as lateral, anterior-posterior, and poster-anterior images, and a panographic radiographic machine to make extra-oral panographic images of the teeth and jaws, as directed by dentist.
Places and positions suction tubes in patient’s mouth using standard practice and following dentist’s instructions.
Mixes filling compounds such as composite and amalgam using standard practice or dentist preference as a guide to consistency.
Completion of a Dental Assistant vocational curriculum in an approved school*.
One (1) year’s experience as a dental assistant.
A Radiation Safety License issued by the Dental Board of California -OR- A Certificate of compliance from an approved Board course in Radiation Safety.
- Experience as a Dental Assistant assisting the Dentist and Dental Residents in a various setting such as Emergency Room setting, Operating Room setting, Inpatient setting (bedside).
- Current certification issued by the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program
Company: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Oakland, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A