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Dental Assistant (Knoxville)


Summary: Assists dentist during examination and treatment of patients by utilizing a team based model and performing the following duties.

Responsibilities: Include the following.

  • Prepares patient, sterilizes and disinfects instruments, sets up instrument trays, prepares materials, and assists dentist during dental procedures.
  • Takes and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
  • Exposes dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Makes preliminary impressions for study.
  • Pours, trims, and polishes study casts, fabricates custom impression trays from preliminary impressions, cleans and polishes removable appliances, and fabricates temporary restorations.
  • Assists dentist in management of medical and dental emergencies.
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
  • Provides postoperative instructions prescribed by Dentist.
  • Records treatment information in patient records.
  • Schedules appointments, prepares bills and receives payment for dental services, completes insurance forms, and maintains clerical records.
  • Applies protective coating of fluoride to teeth.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education/Experience: High School Diploma required.  Completion of technical training from an accredited program for Dental Assistant.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Database software and Electronic Medical Records systems.

Certificates and Licenses: Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) in the State of Tennessee.

CHS is an EEO Employer

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