Department of Administrative Services

Dental Assistant (40 Hour) (2341FK)

$21.23-$28.79 Hourly / $1,698.66-$2,302.88 BiWeekly /
$44,335.03-$60,105.17 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state dental clinic this class is accountable for performing instrument exchange in all areas of dentistry and assisting dentists in other clinic functions.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a licensed dentist.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead helpers as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs instrument exchange procedures for operative dentistry (including general dentistry, pedodontics, prosthetics, orthodontics, periodontics and oral surgery); prepares dental restorative and prosthetic materials; assists in oral surgery as required; ensures compliance with OSHA regulations on infection control; prepares, develops and mounts radiographs; records medical histories; prepares and performs daily maintenance of major equipment; maintains equipment and supply inventories; schedules appointments; prepares a variety of requests for patient diagnostic testing; processes billing and/or insurance information; illustrates proper preventive dental hygiene to patients; assures completeness and accuracy of dental medical records; prepares reports and correspondence; may send out reminder cards; may participate in dental health information program; may assist in taking radiographs; may pour molds when necessary; may act as triage and/or receptionist for incoming patient and telephone calls; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of dental assisting operative procedures; interpersonal skills; ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of experience in dental assistant work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

Completion of a Dental Assisting Program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Candidates must have successfully completed the Infection Control Examination (ICE) administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

2. Candidates must have successfully completed the Dental Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and some risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF (NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

FK 14

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Dental Assistant (40 Hour) in Salary Group FK 14 approved effective May 17, 2013. (Revised to modify Special Requirements and changed Job Class Designation to Non-Examined)

EFFECTIVE DATE

1/1/18

CLASS: 2341FK; EST: 4/1/1952; REV: 10/15/2018;