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Duties and Responsibilities
Undertake routine maintenance of dental equipment according to manufacturer’s schedule for Dental Assistant.
Maintenance of instruments and furnishings in good working order, and in a state of preparation and cleanliness according to current Infection Control Standards.
Ensure that adequate stocks of dental materials and instruments are readily available.
Ensure that all the relevant dental records, radiographs, appliances and models are readily available for all patients attending the surgery of that day.
Receive and assist patient into the surgery and prepare for treatment with the minimum delay.
Record patient medical file numbers, categories and dental procedures on daily billing sheets.
Produce instruments and materials as necessary during treatment in an efficient manner, and to assist the Dental Surgeon to a high standard. This usually involves suction, retraction, use of the air and water syringes, passing instruments and mixing and passing materials.
To tidy up between patients, clean up the instructions and disinfect all contaminated surfaces associated with the dental unit.
Ensure that a full set of used instruments according to standards tray set-ups is returned for sterilization in CSSD.
Assist with cleaning , bagging, sterilization and distribution of instruments in CSSD.
To ensure that all laboratory materials received and dispatched, before and after clinical stages, are disinfected according to clinical protocol. These include, for example ,dental impressions, customs trays, waxed dentures, etc.
Participate in Community actiovities as related to health education and patient education practice.
Performs other applicable tasks within the realm of the employee’s knowledge. Skills and capabilities.
CQI &PS systems Improvement Activities.
CQI & PS Systems Control Activities
CQI & PS Staff Development Activities
Ability to get on the job unsupervised.
Advanced training and experience in fields related to the specialty