This position is for a Hygiene Assistant in our Eastgate Dental Office
Assists the hygienist in dental treatment, as well as functioning as a key
of the dental team
1. Competently operates standard dental equipment, which may include autoclave,
air/water syringe, suction, X-ray units, dental units and other office specific
2. Competently operates dental office software.
3. Competently operates standard office equipment.
4. Able to use Electronic Dental Record
5. Correctly verifies all dental records for updates as needed. This may include
consent forms, updated
6. Greets patients and answers questions concerning any problem that might arise
7. Correctly registers new and established patients in the computer. Obtains
correct demographic and financial information.
8. Responsible for having appropriate paperwork filled out by patients which may
include consents, databases and other paperwork as needed.
9. Orients new patients.
10. Collects payment from patients which may include co-payments, sliding fee
charges, NSF check charges, and collection payments. Correctly writes receipts
11. Coordinates patient intake and preparation for exam functions in a constant,
steady fashion. Maintains organization and sets priorities to facilitate patient
flow. Prepares the dental operatory for the specific procedure determined by the
12. Takes patient’s vital signs and any radiographs as needed for the exam.
may include a panorex, a full mouth series, bitewings, periapical or occlusal
13. Assist Dental Hygienist with visits which may include prophy, X-rays,
and root planning.
14. Understands and accurately communicates instructions, information, and / or
concepts according to the hygienist orders utilizing proper dental terminology
grammar. Example: telephone messages, pharmacy refills, patient education,
referrals, scheduling appointments and documenting such according to established
15. Ability to answers telephones for multi-line system and direct calls
16. Schedules appointments per hygienist protocol.
17. Other duties as assigned