Dental Assistant, MCC New York

Location: New York, NY, United States
Date Posted: 06-29-2018
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide .

We are seeking an experienced Dental Assistant for an available contract opportunity to provide services for the inmates incarcerated at the MCC New York, NY.

Available Position: Dental Assistant

Place of Performance: United States Metropolitan Correctional Center New York, (hereafter referred to as "MCC NY"), 150 Park Row, New York, NY 10007.

Facility Information: MCC New York is an administrative security metropolitan correctional center.

Work Schedule: The facility expects that the Dental Assistant will work approximately 30 to 32 hours per week, 6 to 6.5 hours per day, working 5 days per week. The Dental Assistant will normally work, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays), during normal business hours, with a thirty (30) minute unpaid lunch period, (if applicable). 
  • Assists Dental Officer in dental specialty sections:  restorative, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthetics, and examinations
  • Retrieves patient’s records and escorts patients to proper dental specialty section; seats and prepares patient for attending Dental Officer
  • Assists Dental Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs, and medications
  • Passes instruments, retracts tissues, irrigates oral cavity, and operates aspirator
  • Gives instructions for subsequent dental appointments
  • Makes necessary entries on dental treatment records (both electronic and paper records)
  • Prepares dental treatment room for the next patient
  • Assists in the treatment of emergency cases.
  • Provides dental health education
  • Performs Dental prophylaxes – polishing of coronal portion of teeth, if the assistant is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) or Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA).
  • Performs Dental screening examinations
  • Prepares patients for periodontal surgery
  • Prepares, places, and removes packs
  • Places temporary fillings (RDA, EFDA)
  • Places and removes rubber dams
  • Maintains dental equipment
  • Cleans, sharpens, and sterilizes instruments
  • Performs daily inspection of equipment and makes minor repairs
  • Reports defective equipment, or institutes corrective action
  • Other duties as assigned.
Contractor has completed a Dental Assistant training program, or conmensurate experience.
Contractor shall possess knowledge of dental x-ray equipment and radiation precautions.
You must complete either A or B below:
A one-year program consisting of 24 semester hours or the equivalent including:
1. the biomedical sciences content area:
• body structure and function,
• basic concepts of microbiology pertaining to infection control,
• basic nutrition; and
2. the professional dental assisting content area:
• dental materials and instruments,
• dental radiography techniques and safety,
• basic dental and oral anatomy,
• introductory content in oral histology, embryology, pathology, and therapeutics,
• legal and ethical aspects (dental record keeping, terminology, charting, and
patient confidentiality); and
3. The clinical content area:
• chairside dental assisting and appropriate laboratory procedures,
1. placing and removing temporary restorations;
2. placing, condensing, and carving amalgam restorations; and
3. placing, condensing. and finishing non-metallic restorations.
• patient education and preventive dentistry,
• dental radiographic procedures,
• infection control,
• assisting in management of dental and medical emergencies; and
4. course work in oral and written communications and basic behavioral concepts; and
5. at least 200 hours of clinical experience.


B. An alternate course of study in dental assisting acceptable to the New York State Education Department including:
1. the biomedical sciences content area, the professional dental assisting content area, and the clinical content area; and
2. at least 1,000 hours of relevant work experience under a licensed dentist's direct personal supervision.

Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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