Pediatric Dental AssistantDentistry for ChildrenSmyrna, GA 30080 Job Brief: Dental Hygiene Assistant will provide support and assistance to the Doctors, Hygienists, and Dental Assistants in the clinical areas of the office, in addition to actively communicating services and treatment plans to patients/parents.
We are seeking a Dental Hygiene Assistant to join our team!
Do you love working with kids? Our team genuinely loves kids, so we work hard to create a safe, comfortable and fun experience for every one that walks through our doors, including our staff members! We focus on education and prevention, but we do it all in a playful space that fosters learning. Our team makes sure healthy always comes with a big dose of happy!
If you are a strong team player and looking for growth, we would love to meet you! Our ideal candidate would be positive, energetic, friendly and a quick learner. We have great benefits, team atmosphere, paid time off, great hours and more!
Hygiene Assistant will provide support and assistance to the Doctors, Hygienists, and Dental Assistants in the clinical areas of the office, in addition to actively communicating services and treatment plans to patients/parents. Depending on the size and the needs of a particular office, the Hygiene Assistant will perform a variety of responsibilities and be cross-trained in the following:
Work with the Doctor to enter recommended treatment plans during patient exams and assist in entering clinical notes.
Assist the Doctor, Hygienist, and Dental Assistant in preparing the patient’s chair with the needed supplies and instruments.
Clean the chairs and rooms following treatment to prepare for the next patient
(i.e. taking the patient back for treatment, helping with the flow of the patients, assisting throughout the appointment, accompanying the patient into the designated areas including consults with parent or guardian and front desk area for scheduling future appointments).
Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance, as well as adhere to all OSHA rules and regulations
Clinical Assistants that are x-ray certified will obtain any necessary periapical, bitewing, and panoramic x-rays for the appointment. :
Must attend continuing education classes and obtain any needed certificates.
Ensures the proper cleaning, sanitizing, and maintenance of all operatory equipment, instruments, chairs, and workstations based on OSHA regulations and Company standards.
Run the sterilization area of the clinic to ensure all instruments are properly sterilized and available for continued hygiene and operatory treatment.
Education and Experience:
Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent.
Experience working in a professional, medical, or dental environment with direct customer service is desired.
X-ray certification is required and can be obtained through the Company.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills- must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
Must be customer service oriented and able to communicate with a pleasant demeanor at all times.
Communication- effective written and verbal communication is a must with all staff and management.
Must be able to project a capable and professional image- one that is reflective of Company Values.
Must possess excellent organizational skills- strong attention to detail, be able to multitask and perform job duties in a timely manner.
General knowledge and understanding of dental treatment and care is needed.