Dental Assistant EFDA – Hood River, OR

Dental Assistant EFDA

Hood River Dental

Hood River, OR


The Dental Assistant provides not only advanced technical assistance, but also provides a reassuring and pleasing experience for the patient. Chair side assistance to the Doctor includes preparation of treatment rooms, instruments and tray setups for dental procedures, technical assistance during examinations and treatments, and other services requested by the Doctor. This position is responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions. Proficiency and a positive attitude are cornerstones of this position.

  • Prepare treatment rooms, instruments and tray setups for dental procedures

  • Sterilize dental instruments and equipment for each patient

  • Greet and prepares patients for treatment

  • Expose and mount dental diagnostic x-rays

  • Record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient

  • Make preliminary impressions

  • Assist the doctor during examinations and treatment procedures

  • Use suction and swabs to keep patients' mouths clear and dry during procedures

  • Apply topical anesthetic & desensitizing agents, as directed by provider

  • Removal of sutures & post-extraction

  • Records treatment information in patient records

  • Train patients in techniques of oral hygiene & prevention of oral disease

  • Make patients feel comfortable before, during, and after dental treatment

  • Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth with a brush or rubber cup as part of oral prophylaxis to remove stains if a licensed dentist or dental hygienist has determined the teeth are free of calculus

  • Remove temporary crowns for final cementation and clean teeth for final cementation

  • Preliminarily fit crowns to check contacts or to adjust occlusion outside the mouth

  • Place temporary restorative material

  • Place and remove matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations

  • Polish amalgam or composite surfaces with a slow speed handpiece

  • Remove excess supragingival cement from crowns, bridges, bands or brackets with hand instruments providing that the patient is checked by a dentist after the procedure is performed

  • Fabricate temporary crowns, and temporarily cement the temporary crown. The cemented crown must be examined and approved by the dentist prior to the patient being released

  • Perform all aspects of teeth whitening procedures

  • Other duties as required

  • Graduate from an accredited dental assistant program

  • State RDA license

  • One year Dental Assistant experience

  • Proficient computer and typing skills and software knowledge

  • Working knowledge of Dentrix/Eaglesoft software