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Position : Traveling Orthodontic Dental Assistant
Department : Client Offices
Reports To : Orthodontic Manager
The orthodontic dental assistant (RDA) is responsible for performing all
orthodontic related dental assisting duties to the highest quality and ethical
standards under the direction and guidance of a licensed orthodontist. The
orthodontic dental assistant is part of a traveling orthodontic team that
services a number of dental practices throughout a defined territory. The
orthodontic dental assistant communicates to the patient (parent/guardian) in a
professional, concise and empathetic way that exhibits excellent customer service
skills. RDA works well with a team and reports directly to the Orthodontic
Manager. The RDA's goal is to provide excellent customer service and patient care
to the orthodontic patient, high quality, timely and skilled assistance to the
orthodontist, while modeling professional behavior, team work, and commitment to
the overall goals of the dental practice.
Communicates with the patients (parents/guardians), orthodontist and other team
members effectively. Prepares all orthodontic treatment rooms in advance of
orthodontic patient. Handles hazardous chemicals in a safe manner. Restocks all
orthodontic treatment rooms and other clinical support areas. Performs periodic
inventory of all orthodontic supplies. Responsible for traveling crate of
orthodontic supplies between multiple locations. Welcomes patients to treatment
rooms in a timely fashion. Keeps the patient schedule on time by being aware of
the daily schedule, working efficiently and as a member of a cohesive team. Takes
x-rays as prescribed. Assists the orthodontist with all registered dental
assisting duties, including orthodontic procedures. Records treatment rendered
Instructs patients in oral hygiene. Escorts patient to the business area for
follow-up and scheduling. May be called upon to schedule next appointment.
Sterilizes instruments and equipment after each patient appointment. Maintains
cleanliness of treatment rooms and sterilization area. Can accept constructive
criticism. Is proficient in using conflict resolution and problem-solving
techniques in managing interpersonal conflict and patient complaints. Is
organized, motivated, committed and self-directed. Demonstrates ability to use
assigned computer software and other equipment. Completes annual education and/or
licensing requirements, if applicable. Maintains dependable job attendance.
Adheres to all safety and infection control rules. Uses appropriate safety
equipment. Complies with HIPAA and maintains confidential information. Performs
other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Bilingual in Spanish is required
In depth knowledge of all orthodontics dental assistant duties.
1 year of previous experience assisting in an orthodontic setting.
All required certifications for dental assisting.
Ability to travel to multiple locations within a territory to provide orthodontic
detal assisting services is required
.May be required to work some Saturdays as needed
Must be able to travel to the following cities as needed: Copperas Cove,
Georgetown, Harker Heights, Belton, Manor, El Campo, and Waco.