The prosthodontic exam performer works (PEP) under a dentist’s supervision to
perform prosthodontic exams to be used for implant treatment planning.
Additionally, the PEP works closely with the Patient Education consultants to
ensure that world-class patient care is delivered. Some Other responsibilities
may include sophisticated functions such as removing sutures, processing x-rays
and taking the oral impressions that are used to fit crowns.
Support and assist PEC’s in patient treatment acceptance
Work collaboratively with all doctors and clinical staff to ensure patient
adherence to treatment plan, including all appropriate medical clearances,
interventions, and treatment goals including self-management goals.
Perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, including but
not limited to providing chair-side assistance while dentists examine and treat
Prepare materials for impressions and restorations, take dental x rays, and
process x-ray film as directed by a dentist.
Support and assist the dental and surgical assistants as needed, including but
not limited to cleaning trays, room setups and cleanups.
Ensure patients are as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them
for treatment, and obtain their dental records.
Review Prosth Evaluation paperwork, consents, and medical history with the
Complete needs assessment of high risk patients.
Manage medical clearances and/or follow up on patients who may have delayed
Review, coordinate, and collaborate with front office, Prosthodontist, and Oral
Surgeon about patients health, needs, lab script, and treatment plan
Review and clarify medication with patients, along with clarifying medication
intake with patient’s medical doctors and any other health history concerns
Communicate appropriately to patients and families regarding treatment
Participate, as needed, in the marketing efforts for your Center to increase
patient lead generation
Obtain dental records including, not limited to: impressions, x-rays, intra and
extra oral pictures, Bite registration and face bow as instructed by the Dentist
Obtain medical records and health registration (conditions, medications,
Educate patients on treatment plans, phases, consent forms, pre op and post op
Correspond with other Doctors and physicians to obtain patient medical
clearances as needed.
Assist with other patient appointments as instructed by Dentist
Other duties as assigned.
Dental assistants work in a well-lighted, clean environment.
Work area is usually near the dental chair to allow for arranging instruments,
materials, and medication and handing them to the dentist when needed.
Dental assistants must wear gloves, masks, eyewear, and protective clothing to
protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.
Follow safety procedures to minimize the risks associated with the use of x-ray
Certified as a Dental Assistant by the A.D.A.
Two years of Dental Assistant experience
Dental implant experience, desired
Must be reliable, work well with others in a fast paced environment, and have
good manual dexterity.
Must have current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Regularly required to work in an office environment at both his/her own and
Required daily to walk the floor, sometimes for extended periods and be able to
help wherever needed
Able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Able to stand for extended periods of time
Able to keep hand and arm steady while moving arm or while holding arm and hand
in one position
Able to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands
to grasp, manipulate or assemble very small objects
Able to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact
Able to bend, stretch, twist and/or reach with your body, arms and/or legs
Must possess good multi-limb coordination – i.e. the ability to coordinate two
or more limbs while sitting or standing
Must possess good trunk strength – i.e. the ability to use abdominal or lower
back muscles to support part of the body continuously or repeatedly over time
without “giving out” or fatiguing
Able to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of
Good manual dexterity required to enable safe, skillful use of instruments while
working in the mouth.