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Dental Assistant at Avenue Healthcare, Kisumu

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Job Description

Job Objective/Purpose

Assist the Dental Surgeon in the provision of comprehensive dental services within the Avenue group in line with the company policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, instruments, and materials by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepare patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, review the health form and draping patient.
  • Assemble instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentists’ access, suctioning, and passing instruments.
  • Apply the four-handed/ Four-eyes dentistry concept.
  • Assist the dentist by mixing materials.
  •  Provide diagnostic information by capturing intra oral photo studies, pulp vitality testing and pouring, trimming and polishing study casts.
  • Assist with specialty procedures which include periodontal therapy, endodontic, prosthodontics, oral surgery and implant placement as well as restoration.
  • Fabricating temporary restoration, shade selection and cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Educate patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control and postoperative instructions including medication prescribed by the dentist.
  • Document dental care services by charting in patient records on dental software.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by your immediate supervisor in line with the job description.

Personal Specifications

  • Diploma in Community Oral Health or equivalent
  • 2 years post internship experience
  • Up to date BLS, ACLS/ATLS certificate
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Result Oriented
  • Reliable
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