Dental AssistantGreenbrier Dental CenterChesapeake, VA 23320 Dental Assistant Job Description
Are you a caring and motivated individual looking to further your dental career with a great team devoted to customer service? If so, we want you to join our dental office family!
You must be a team player that gets along well with others plus possess the following qualities:
*Excellent work ethics
*Dependable and have a great attendance record
We have a beautiful state-of-the-art office, a wonderful patient population, an all-star team of administrators and assistants as well as a talented and sincere group of dentists. We pride ourselves on maintaining our well-earned reputation for providing high quality care as well as unsurpassed patient relationships.
If you are seeking a dental career where your skills will be appreciated, and you are ready for a fast-paced environment with a team committed to customer service and exceptional patient care we would love to meet you.
Awesome Perks! Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and the best team you could ever spend your day with. We value a great attitude and a strong work ethic over experience every day!
Position Title: Dental Assistant
Reports To: Practice Dentist, Associate Dentist, Office Manager or Team Leader, as assigned
Status: Non-exempt, Regular, “At-will” Work Status, Full-time
Under direct and indirect supervision, the dental assistant will assist the Dentist or Hygienist in both administrative and clinical duties including: prepare patient for procedure or exam, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist during dental procedures. This position will provide patient and practice support services, including, but not limited to, personal assistance, medical attention, and emotional support.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
*Moderate noise levels from dental and other lab equipment.
*Medical, office, and lab setting.
*Minimum moving requirements of 35 pounds in order to transfer equipment and pack and unpack supplies.
*Frequent bending, twisting, and position changes in order to examine and service patients.
*Exceptional hand eye coordination and control in order to use dental implements for exams, to provide
dentist assistance, and mix and/or place materials on dental tools, products, and in mouths.
*Frequent client and interoffice personnel interaction as this position is chair-side to dentist and heavily dependent on excellent customer interaction.
*Exceptional typing skills to work with standard Eaglesoft software program provided.
*Near Vision—the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) as required for mixing and placing materials on tools and in mouths.
*Potential occupational exposure to trace amounts of nitrous oxide and/or x-rays.
*Assist with dental and medical emergencies according to OSHA and office procedures.
*Maintain CPR certification.
*Assist chair side during administration of nitrous oxide.
*Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs.
*Make preliminary impressions for study casts and occlusal registrations for mounting study casts.
*Clean and polish removable appliances.
*Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
*Record treatment information in patient records.
*Expose dental diagnostic x-rays.
*Actively provide hand instruments and materials as needed to Dentist during exams and procedures
in order to help maintain patient comfort and Dentist’s efficiency.
*Using and maintaining hazard control protocols as established by OSHA and office standards.
*Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.
*Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedule and office policies.
*Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments.
*Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings.
*Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order to participate in continuing
education or seminars.
*Perform routine equipment maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
*Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically.
*Must have a mimimum of 3 years Dental Assisting Experience
*Must have a valid certificate to expose dental X-Rays in the state of Virginia.
*Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality to HIPAA standards.
*Adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures to OSHA and office standards.
*Adhere to office policy and procedures when discussing co-payments.
*Must be comfortable seeing and able to maintain a professional demeanor and attitude while working
around blood and unpleasant smells.
*Must be detail oriented in order to work efficiently in small spaces and maintain patient comfort.
*Must be flexible and understand that job duties may change from time to time and that this individual
may be asked to assist in other areas of the office.
*Must excel in forward thinking in order to anticipate the needs of the doctor as well as the patient.
*Must demonstrate active listening by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
*Must demonstrate good reading comprehension by understanding written sentences and paragraphs
in work-related documents.
*Must demonstrate excellent communication skills by talking to others to convey information effectively.
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