DA- Expanded Function Dental Assistant- WellSpan York Hospital

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 52586

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Work schedule is typically Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. 


General Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Dentist and/or Director-Dental Center may perform a specific set of services within their scope of profession practice. Assists with clerical duties of the Dental Center.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Assists the dentist by transferring instruments and supplies, keeping oral areas clear during dental procedures and preparing restoration materials and cements.
2 Opens sterile supplies and sets up for procedures.
3 Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
4 Takes and mounts dental x-rays.
5 Makes hydrocolloid impressions of the patient's oral cavity, pours up in dental stone and trims study models.
6 Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
7 Provides the following services, within the scope of practice, under the direct supervision of a dentist: Placing and removing rubber dams, placing and removing matrices, placing and removing wedges, applying cavity liners and bases, placing and condensing amalgam restorations, carving and contouring amalgam restorations, placing and finishing composite resin restorations or sealant material, or both, performing coronal polishing, performing fluoride treatments, including fluoride varnish, taking impressions of teeth for study models, diagnostic casts or athletic appliances.

Required Skills
  • Certified to perform radiologic procedures by PA State Board of Dentistry
  • Graduate of an accredited dental assisting program and EFDA certification

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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