Dentist in Belfast

Dental Assistant Career

Do you want to be a part of something great? Are you hoping to join a team where you can learn and grow? Read on to see if you have what it takes to join the team!

We have an opportunity for a Dental Assistant to join our growing practice. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment—directly assisting dentists in the delivery of great dental care to patients, you may be just the person we are looking for. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Preparing treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments according to infection control protocols.
  • Taking and preparing x-rays for dentist review and reference using dental radiology standards.
  • Escorting patients to treatment room and preparing patients for the dentist and the applicable procedure(s).
  • Updating patient's medical history
  • Assisting dentist at chair-side in four-handed dentistry techniques; anticipating dentist's needs while at chair-side.
  • Assists Dental Hygienist as needed with charting and set-up/sterilization of hygiene treatment rooms and equipment.
  • Providing patient education as appropriate and encouraging good home oral hygiene.
  • Maintaining safe, clean and organized working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protecting patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols.

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to provide great patient care
  • Ability to maintain poise and composure under pressure
  • Be a team player and have excellent people skills
  • Skilled multitasker with excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and responsibility

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Dental x-ray certification
  • Certification or associate degree in an accredited dental assisting program 
  • Two (2) or more years of clinical experience in a dental practice
  • Current BLS/CPR certification
  • Proficiency using MS Excel, MS Word, and e-mail

To be at the top of our list, you will also have the following preferred qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience
  • Experience using the Eaglesoft software application for all scheduling and charting activities

If this sounds like a perfect opportunity, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to right away!