Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center

Position Title: Dental Assistant
Position Location:
6200 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne, NY 11692
United States

County: Queens

Contact Name: Angela Montes, HR Specialist
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 718-945-7150 ext 1317
Contact Fax: 718-663-6136

CHCANYS Member Info: Non Member

Position Description:


Dental Assistant

Union  or Non-Union:

Union(PD/On-Call Non-Union)

Exempt or Non-Exempt:





Dental Director and Dental Coordinator


(If Applicable)







  1. Maintains dental equipment in a neat, clean and sterile manner as outlined in Dental Infection Control Policy Manual.
  2. Maintains equipment drawers and cabinetry in an organized fashion with inventory as designated in the Dental Policy Manual.
  3. Prepares and tallies charts daily as necessary for patient care.
  4. Register patients at the beginning of the day and close encounters as the end of the day.
  5. Gives oral hygiene and post-operative instructions to patients as directed by the dentist.
  6. Maintains dental lab and officer in a neat, clean condition.
  7. Prepares new patient charts and maintains existing charts to conform with chart organization protocol as specified in Dental Policy Manual.
  8. Takes, develops and mounts X-rays.
  9. Pours and trims patient study models.
  10. Assists in triage of dental emergency patients and reviews of medical history.
  11. Sets up dental equipment each morning and prior to each patient.
  12. “Breaks down” equipment at the end of each day.
  13. Acts as a dental receptionist including the scheduling of patients.
  14. Cleans and maintains X-ray processor per maintenance schedule as delegated by the Dental Director.
  15. Prepares insurance and Medicaid forms.
  16. Prepares lab cases for pick-up by lab courier and receives incoming cases.
  17. Deals with interdepartmental communication and assists with clerical duties as necessary.
  18. Provides all chair-side assistance to dentist in direct patient care.
  19. Scrubs and sterilizes instruments as outlined in Dental Infection Control Policy Manual.
  20. Performs other such duties as may be required such as attending meetings/seminars/conferences as are deemed pertinent by the Director.



  1. High School Diploma
  2. Completion of a formal Dental Assistant training program
  3. One year clinical experience preferred
  4. Ability to relate to children
  5. Ability to respond appropriately and respectfully to patients







Compensation Type: Hourly

Travel Desired: Some Travel

Job Type: Dental

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