Dental Assistant

Centurion of Tennessee, a partnership with MHM Services and Centene, is part of the fastest growing correctional healthcare company in the nation and is proud to be the provider of healthcare services to the Tennessee Department of Correction. MHM Services is a leading provider of specialized comprehensive health services to state and local governments nationwide. Today we employ over 7,000 of the best and brightest healthcare professionals across 16 states.
We are currently seeking a Per Diem Dental Assistant to join our Team at Northwest Correctional Complex located in Tiptonville, Tennessee.
Shift Available: Monday-Friday, days--as needed
Job Responsibilities:
Under direct supervision, assists the dentist and/or dental hygienist in chair side dentistry.
Prepares dental instruments and the dental operatory.
May perform administrative tasks.
Prepares and maintains dental operatory and instruments and disinfects and sterilizes dental instruments in compliance with accepted infection control procedures.
Operates radiographic equipment to obtain dental radiographs of patients.
Assists the dentist by providing direct chair side technical support processes.
Follows all safety/risk management practices in performing duties.
Follows all applicable security procedures and performs routine clerical functions for the dental facility.
High School Diploma or GED required??? Completion of a technical school program in dental assisting or six months of experience as a dental assistant ??? Certification as an expanded duty dental assistant preferred??? Certification and/or previous experience performing dental x-ray preferred

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