Dental AssistantJefferson Dental & OrthodonticsHurst-North Richland Hills, TX 76053
Who Are We?
We are Jefferson Dental and Orthodontics and we believe in taking a personal approach to dentistry. Since our humble beginnings in Texas in 1967, we’ve been a trusted friend for our patients near and far. At Jefferson, we understand it takes more than clinical excellence to earn a patient’s trust. It’s of the utmost importance that we all see the patient as a unique individual and demonstrate that their care plan is designed around each of their needs. We’ll do whatever it takes to put a smile on each patient’s face, so the rest of the world can see how amazing it is. We truly change people’s lives. Do you want to be a part of our life changing team?!
Our philosophy is simple: Our Care Changes People’s Lives. We treat our patients like family to provide the best dental experience because we know a happy, confident smile leads to a better life. We deliver the highest quality care, making dentistry convenient and affordable for everyone. Join our new Hygiene team for the opportunity to have a fulfilling career giving our patients the happy, confident smile they deserve.
The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of the Lead RDA and are responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office - ranging from patient care and education to administrative duties to laboratory functions. Note: All employees need to be flexible and available to provide dental assistance and perform front desk duties based on the patient needs and as directed by office management.
What You’ll Do
Prepare patients for Dentist examination through pre-exam evaluations, including iTero scanning, X-rays, medical history and obtaining vitals
Build relationship with patients to ensure they comfortable and relaxed throughout visit
Assist Dentist with dental charting, chair-side procedure assistance such as suctioning, swabbing, place and remove of rubber dams/matrices/wedges, application of topical anesthetic; and materials and instrument preparation including but not limited to cements, amalgam, composites, impression materials etc.
Perform infection control to CDC, ADA, and OSHA standards; sterilize treatment rooms before and after patient visits, sterilize instruments and other work areas
Advanced duties include sealant application and nitrous monitoring after completing required courses Competencies for Excellence
Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas concisely both orally or written; Tailors communication to specific person/audience; anticipates and manages effects of communication
Concern for Order and Quality; Detail-Oriented: High standards for quality; Keeps records, checks quality of work and documentation; Must follow specific protocols to ensure compliance
Teamwork: Work to develop friendly and supporting atmosphere; Pitch in and help others
Self-Management: Exhibit self-confidence while interacting with patients and team; Functions effective under pressure; Manages own behavior to prevent or reduce feelings of stress
Integrity and Credibility: Able to gain the trust and respect of patients and co-workers; Professional yet caring demeanor
Adaptability: Adapts to change in direction in order to support changing priorities * Diversity: Adapts and integrates into diverse work group and patient population
Competitive pay and bonus structure – starting salary $17/hour and bonuses of up to $800/month*!
New Grads welcome!
Growth and advancement opportunities for leadership roles
Vacation and PTO
$25,000 of Company-paid Life Insurance
Wide variety of additional benefits including:
Short-term and Long-term Disability
Health Saving Account
Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Spending Account
Supplement Life Insurance for you or your dependents
Team Member Assistance Program
Bonus potential based on achieving certain number of business objectives per month
Valid RDA License required
CPR certification highly preferred
High School diploma or equivalent
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $17.00 per hour
Paid time off
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Do you currently hold a valid RDA License? (TSBDE Issued License)
Dental assisting: 1 year (Preferred)
X-Ray Certification (Preferred)
Work Location: In person