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Health First Dental Assistant in Fall River, Massachusetts

Under the direction of the Dental Assistant Supervisor and direct supervision of the Dental Provider, the Dental Assistant will assist and perform a wide variety of patient oral health care services, including: assist the Dentist during dental examinations and procedures; maintain sterilization and infection control protocols; performs dental radiology and records treatment information in patient records. Support dental department in a variety of administrative and clerical functions as needed or directed by the Dental Assistant Supervisor or Provider. Required Qualifications: Successful completion of Dental Assistant program at an accredited institution. Required Satisfactory completion of continuing education credits as mandated by any professional boards, licensing agencies, or credentialing organizations as applicable. Required Community health or dental background preferred. Bilingual/Trilingual preferred. Must submit CORI and demonstrate proof of being free from disqualifying information. Required Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner and in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. Required Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work accurately, independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational, computer, and customer service skills. Competencies:High level of customer service and a positive approach to work with patients. Projects positive attitude about the department and the health center, and offers services to ensure positive experience Ability to maintain an organized work area and work collaboratively as a member of a team Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and time management skills to effectively communicate with patients Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner Works well under pressure to manage stressful situations Uses sound judgment and confidence Ability to multi- task Detail-oriented and accurate High school or equivalent (Preferred) License/Certification: Massachusetts Dental Assistant License (Preferred) Must be reliable and have a dependable means of transportation