The CDSF is an IRS-designated 501c (3) non-profit organization that was founded by the dentist members of the Chicago Dental Society in order to help improve oral health in our community by providing resources for access to dental care and programs that help educate patients about the importance of oral health to overall health. We are currently seeking a part-time dental assistant for our key program, the Chicago Dental Society Foundation Clinic, located in Wheaton, IL.
This dental office is unique in that it is run by all volunteer dentists. We provide over $500,000 worth of free, high quality dental care each year to underserved individuals and families in Cook, Lake, DuPage and surrounding counties. In addition to being responsible for providing excellent chairside assistance, this team member will participate in efforts to recruit volunteer providers, raise awareness of the clinic and its services, and promote the organization with professional dental groups, human service agencies and other organizations. For this reason, we are looking for an individual with a passion for our mission. Proficiency in Spanish or Chinese and experience with nonprofits human service agencies in the tri-county area are desired.
An understanding of office operations, particularly in a nonprofit setting
Desire to affect change as part of a team
Polite, well-spoken, good verbal skills and a commitment to patient care.
Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
Documents dental care services in patient records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Dental Assistant Skills and Qualifications:
Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures
Key Skill Commitment to the philanthropic mission of the organization.
About Chicago Dental Society Foundation
The CDSF is a 501c3-designated non-profit organization that was founded by the dentist members of the Chicago Dental Society in order to help improve the oral health in Chicagoland by providing resources for access to care and dental education programs.