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Dental Assistant

Location: Danbury, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 10923

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.

Performs a variety of technical functions. Assists the dentist with all procedures, and meets the dental needs of patients. Actively participates in department performance improvements.


1. Assists the dentist with instrument passing. Prepares restorative material impressions for dentures. Prepares models to ensure effective high quality treatment is rendered.
2. Takes and develops x-rays. Accurately mounts & labels radiographs with patient's name & date after development.
3. Charts dentists instructions at chair-side to assist with developing treatment plans. Explains treatment plan, need for oral hygienic and post-operative instructions to patients to ensure patient understanding of plan at point of service.
4. Greets and seats patients. Verifies with patient that all information is correct & up to date.
5. Checks all sterilizers for proper operation.
6. Adheres to universal precaution policies. Always wears established protective gear when working. Thoroughly washes hands regularly throughout shift regardless of work assignment. Act appropriately in regard to radiation, health & safety protocols.
7. Is fully familiar with operation of all department equipment and constantly follows safety standards established within the department. Notifies lead assistant immediately of any equipment malfunction.
8. Consistently notifies lead assistant of low level of products, outages can be avoided.
9. Uses reference resources in the department to answer questions or begin to solve problems/patient complaints. Documents patient complaints according to policy. Offers solutions or alternatives to ensure customer satisfaction.
10. Actively participates in department performance improvements.
11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

Other information:
Minimum Experience: one year

Desired: Certified Dental Assistant, 3 - 5 years work experience.
Location: Danbury-70 Main St

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 0.01

FTE: 0.005000

Work Schedule: DAY 1

Work Shift: PRN

Org Unit: 135

Department: Dental Clinic

Exempt: No

Grade: U4

* Radiation Health and Safety Certificate

* HS Graduate or Equivalent
Working conditions:
* Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Some occupational risk
* Medium to Heavy effort. May exert up to 35 lbs. force
* Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste, etc.

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Danbury

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Dental Assistant

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Danbury, Connecticut US

Job Number: 42513