The New Hanover County Health Department is seeking a part-time Dental Assistant (32 hours/week)  to assist a dentist with the provision of dental care and education to children throughout New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools, on a mobile dental unit.

Duties include:

Polishing teeth.
Applying sealants.
Taking bitewing and panoramic x-rays.
Reinforcing dentist’s instructions to children and families.
Providing basic oral hygiene education.
Explaining treatment plans.
Four-handed dental assisting during restorative appointments to include restorations, stainless steel crowns, space maintainers and extractions.
Coordination of schedules
Sharing administrative roles including, but not limited to, answering phone, scheduling and confirming appointments, registering patients in electronic medical record; check-in/check-out, verifying benefits, maintaining inventory and supplies.
Daily and weekly cleaning on the mobile dental unit.
Emergency shelter duty roles, when applicable.

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About New Hanover County

New Hanover County's Consolidated Human Services Agency is a single county agency that provides any combination of Public Health and Social Services throughout the county.  New Hanover County Public Health is a fast paced environment comprised of a team of dedicated professionals who stay committed to the County's goal of superior public health and public safety by providing services in the areas of nutrition, personal health, environmental health, school health, maternal health, child health, community health, counseling, epidemiology, lactation, health promotion and health administration.  Ideal candidates for Public Health have an eye for detail, the ability to multi task and shift priorities seamlessly and an overwhelming desire to serve the citizens of our county.

New Hanover County is dedicated to the recruitment and recognition of a talented and diverse workforce that is committed to public service. Our shared values of professionalism, equity, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers.  Supported by the work of our Office of Diversity and Equity, New Hanover County celebrates diversity in our employees’ backgrounds, beliefs, identities, and abilities, while supporting growth opportunities for all. Our talented team has a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter. The differences that unite us are a reflection of the community we serve.  If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to join our team at New Hanover County.

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