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Dental Assistant Supervisor
VA Medical Center | Spokane, Washington
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Dental Assistant Supervisor

Career opportunity, the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center Spokane, is hiring a Supervisory Dental Assistant. This is a full-time benefited position. Applicants must be DANB certified and have lead or supervisory experience.

Duties: Supervises Dental Assistants, assisting in many aspects of direct patient care and performing administrative functions.


*Full administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing dental assisting activities.
*Coordinate clinical work flow and assignments.
*Assign work to subordinates based on priorities.
*Prepares schedules for the completion of work.
*Evaluate work performance of subordinates.
*Analyzes current and future workforce requirements to determine competencies and skills needed.
*Employs proper techniques and dexterity in the practice of four-handed dentistry.
*Keeps the operative field clear of debris and improves access by effectively retracting the tongue and/or oral tissues.
*Prepares dental materials, including dental impression materials or bonding agents, per manufacturer's instructions.
*Removes sutures and post-extraction dressings.
*Takes impressions for diagnostic casts and preliminary impressions used to fabricate custom trays, soft mouth guards or fluoride trays.
*Removes crown/bridge temporaries and cleans the prepared tooth of debris.
*Fits and cements temporary restorations.
*Applies desensitizing agents, tissue conditioners, topical anesthetic and other topical agents prescribed by dentist to specified areas of the oral cavity.
*Performs routine maintenance of dental equipment used for routine and specialty dentistry.
*Independently provides procedure-specific patient education and provides appropriate referral of patient concerns to the treating dentist.

Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status

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