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Job Details

Dental Assistant

Employer

Griesbach Dental

Date Posted

July 03, 2024

Languages

English
  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $30.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Aug 02, 2024
Job Requirements

Employer

Griesbach Dental

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Work setting

Dental practice

Tasks

  • Prepare patients for dental examinations
  • Prepare plaster models and moulds
  • Cast gold or metal alloys for bridges and denture bases
  • Order dental and office supplies
  • Perform administrative functions for the dental laboratory
  • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Mould wax over dentures set-up
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
  • Finish metal framework of dentures
  • Supervise students in training
  • Prepare wax bite-blocks and impression trays
  • Pack plastic material in moulds to form full or partial dentures
  • Make orthodontic bands from metal and alloys
  • Invoice patients for dental services
  • Polish and buff dentures
  • Fabricate and place temporary crowns and restorations

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • Registration with provincial or territorial authorities
  • Certification by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board

Technical expertise (dental)

  • Plastering
  • Packing
  • Waxing-up
  • Casting
  • Polishing
  • Assembly

Area of specialization

  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Ceramic or porcelain application
  • Gold dies and goldwork
  • Chrome castings

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Sitting
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Hand-eye co-ordination

Personal suitability

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

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years


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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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