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Job Details

Dental Assistant

Employer

Cool Dental

Date Posted

November 23, 2022

Languages

English
  • Location Lethbridge, AB
  • Earnings $20.00 to $30.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 32 to 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Dec 23, 2022
Job Requirements

Employer

Cool Dental

Languages

English

Education

College/CEGEP

Work setting

Dental practice

Tasks

  • Prepare patients for dental examinations
  • Order dental and office supplies
  • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
  • Educate patients concerning oral hygiene
  • Polish teeth and clinical crowns and apply fluoride and sealant
  • Perform intra-oral duties
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Record dental procedures performed on patients
  • Fabricate and place temporary crowns and restorations
  • Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • Membership in the Canadian Dental Assistants Association
  • Registration with provincial or territorial authorities
  • Certification by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board

Computer and technology knowledge

  • MS Outlook
  • MS Windows
  • MS Word

Security and safety

Criminal record check

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Tight deadlines
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Personal suitability

  • Accurate
  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?

Experience

Experience an asset

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Paramedical services coverage
  • Vision care benefits

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Life insurance

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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Dental Assistant is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Dental Assistants
METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to record dental procedures performed, order dental and office supplies, prepare dental instruments and filling materials, and to invoice patients; and in taking preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts

SOCIAL

Interest in assisting dentists in patient care and treatment; and in educating patients concerning oral hygiene

OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment to sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment; in taking and developing X-rays, polishing teeth and clinical crowns and applying fluoride and sealant, and to fabricating temporary crowns and restorations

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Abilities

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Selected abilities

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General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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