Act as a chairside assistant; operate oral evacuation system.
Take intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs.
Perform oral inspections without diagnosis.
Apply dental sealants in clinical and community settings.
Apply topical preventive agents.
Assist dentist with emergency procedures
Perform other duties as allowed by the Washington State Dental Practice Act 18.32
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in dental assisting.
Knowledge of the terminology,materials, and equipment and instruments used in dentistry.
Knowledge of dental radiograph techniques and principles
Knowledge of Washington State Dental Practice Act regarding duties that may be performed by dental assistants
Knowledge of public health practices and techniques and principles
Communication skills (oral and written)
Skills in establishing relationships in a team setting involving dental personnel, clients, parents and school officials.
Skill in learning and applying principles of early childhood education and prevention of oral disease.
Skill in learning and accurately providing information or oral hygiene and the maintenance of oral health.
Skill in performing basic chairside dental assisting tasks.
Skill in working with diverse populations, ages and culture.
Licenses and Certificates
Completion of a recognized Dental Assistant course
Valid and current registration with the Washington State Department of Health
Valid driver's license
Duration: Daily assignments. Temporary Dental Assistant placement. (8 AM to 5 PM)