Under direct supervision by a licensed dentist, performs general duty
1. Places and removes rubber dams, matrix bands, and/or retraction
2. Applies topical anesthesia, fluoride, and desensitizing agents as
instructed by a dentist.
3. Removes excess cement.
4. Prepares impressions for study models.
5. Prepares, places, and removes temporary crowns.
6. Constructs athletic mouth guards and customed trays.
7. Performs vitality tests.
8. Prepares and fits stainless steel crowns.
9. Removes sutures.
10. Removes and places subsequent periodontal dressing.
11. Dries root canals.
12. Etches teeth.
13. Performs all of the duties of a Dental Assistant I.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience as a dental assistant.
QUALIFICATION: Qualification by the Maryland State Board of Dental
Examiners in Dental Radiology Technology.
CERTIFICATION: Certification as a General Duty Dental Assistant by
the Dental Assisting National Board.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of dental assisting theory,
technique, and practice. Skill in procedures using sit-down
four-handed dentistry techniques. Skill in the use of dental
instuments and equipment. Ability to wear and work in personal
protective equipment. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subjected to medical
inquiries and/or medical examination to determine the ability to
perform the job. Employees in this job class must be CPR certified
within the first twelve months of employment. Employees in this job
class must also meet and maintain Maryland State and National
Certification requirements for dental assisting and dental