Bureau of Family Health Services
Dental Health Program
Full-time County Contractual with Benefits
Date Posted: 8.2.21
Date Closing: 8.17.21
- North County Health Center, 791 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie
- Annapolis Health Center, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis
Salary: $20.00 per hour
Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health insurance program (including dental and optical) and paid holidays, annual and sick leave. The selected employee may also participate in the County’s deferred compensation program at his or her own expense.
Nature of Work: The main purpose of this position is to assist the licensed dentists, dental hygienists, and the dental program manager, in the direct provision of primary care dental services in order to enhance the dental health care provided to our clients and to promote oral health care. This position requires the employee to assist dentists providing dental care to pediatric ages one to 20, pregnant women and adults who are HIV positive.
The selected candidate must be able to maintain appropriate hygiene and sterilization protocols to prevent contamination and spread of infection; prepare the treatment rooms; take x-rays; take impressions; perform laboratory duties; assist dentist with procedures by aspirating oral cavity, isolating teeth, retracting lips, cheeks, tongue and flaps. The selected candidate must also take vital signs; provide basic oral hygiene instructions; and record and maintain patient histories and dental procedures. This position also requires answering phones, scheduling appointments, inputting demographic info using the Patterson Eaglesoft Dental Program, confirming Medical Assistance coverage using EVS and greeting patients. The selected candidate must also assist in maintaining adequate dental supply inventories and any other dental duties as assigned.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalence certificate.
Experience: Two years of experience assisting a dentist in the performance of dental care. The selected candidate must have the ability to communicate fluently, in both the English and Spanish.
License: The selected candidate must be certified and possess an active Dental Radiation Technologist License from the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners (MSBDE). Candidates must be listed as a dental assistant qualified in general duties (DAQGD) on the roster of the MSBDE. Candidates must successfully complete CPR training.
Must possess a valid Maryland driver’s license and have reliable transportation, as this position will travel between the North County and Annapolis Health Center.
How to Apply
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to: Sheri Streit, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401; fax to 410-222-4392; or email [email protected] by August 17, 2021.
An Equal Opportunity Employer