Detailed Job Description
The successful applicant will be mentored by a lead dental nurse and observed in surgery, they will also have a weekly schedule for additional duties e.g. reception admin
Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures, clerical duties to include reception work answering telephones and filing, provide support during the taking of x-rays.
Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery
Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation, extractions, and Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerized systems.
Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system.
Filing, typing and using Computer software.
Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.