Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Albany, New York

In addition to performing the duties of a dental assistant, the dental assistant II must also perform all of the duties of a sterilization technician. They must also be prepared to function as a receptionist and file clerk, whenever the regular receptionist is unavailable.


  • Greet patients and bring them to treatment rooms.
  • Assist dentists and hygienists during examination and treatment.
  • Review daily schedules and make appropriate changes.
  • Make entries in patients' charts, as directed by dentists.
  • Expose and process radiographs.
  • Clean and disinfect operatories between patients.
  • Maintain inventories of all dental supplies.
  • Pull and re-file patients' charts, as needed.
  • Dismiss patients and deliver paperwork to the front desk staff.
  • Insure that all dental instruments are properly sterilized and maintained, according to the OSHA guidelines.
  • Answer the telephone.
  • Schedule appointments and collect fees from patients, using the EagleSoft computer system.
  • Ensure that insurance claim forms are accurately completed by patients.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by practice management from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Excellent patient service and telephone skills.
  • Previous experience as a dental assistant for at least one year is preferred

Additional Information

  • Job Type: Standard
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular

Salary Range
$32,000.00 - 48,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Albany, NY 12201, US
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