The primary role of the Orthodontic Dental Assistant is to support the success
of the clinicians through effective delivery of the Perfect Patient Experience.
Orthodontic Dental Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and
Orthodontic Dental Assistants prepare patients for oral examination and assist
other dental professionals in providing treatment to the teeth, mouth, and gums.
Orthodontic Dental Assistants must work effectively with co-workers including
General Practice Dental Assistants, patients, and others by sharing ideas in a
constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas
and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of
work progress, timetables and issues; addressing problems and issues
constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions, and
addressing others by name, actions, words and deeds. Must support the policies
and goals of PDSÔ, and thus participate in the growth and future of the company.
•Equivalent to high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required,
and specified training courses as mandated by state for certification,
licensure, or registration.
•Certifications/licenses/registrations as mandated by applicable state (e.g.
coronal polish, radiograph exposure, ultrasonic scaling for orthodontic
procedures, pit and fissure sealant application, etc).
•Preferred, but not required: Associate degree or one-year certificate from an
accredited college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education