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Dental Assistant Job in Baytown, TX (213607)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 213607 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:05/07/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Baytown, TX 77521
 
Description
Title: Dental Assistant/Front Office General Description: The Dental Assistant/Front Office will work the front desk, and, when required, assist Dentists with the day-to-day patient operation to ensure that all patients are given exceptional care and treatment. Essential Functions: PRIMARY FUNCTIONS • Answers incoming calls and routes them appropriately. • Performs patient intake and notifies appropriate staff of the patient’s arrival. • Enters patient information into the appropriate databases. • Follows appointment procedures as set by management. • Follows cash handling procedures when receiving patient payments. • Completes opening and closing procedures. • Keeps clinic lobby straight and orderly. SECONDARY FUNCTIONS AS NEEDED: • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, seating, and draping patient. • Reviews and records medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. • Provides information to patients and staff by answering questions and requests. • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area, positioning instruments for dentist’s access, suctioning, and passing instruments. • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic images, pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts. • Ensures patient comfort before, during, and after treatment. • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations, cleaning and polishing removable appliances. • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drug kit and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory. • Educates patients by providing oral hygiene and postoperative instructions. • Applies topical fluoride to teeth. • Documents dental services by charting findings, diagnosis, treatment plan, and completed care in patient records. • Schedules and confirms patient appointments. • Schedules internal patients referred to Dental via Internal Service Orders. • Monitors Centricity desktops for flags and communications specific to clinic sites and patient care. • Maintains patient confidentiality. • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with protocols, rules, and regulations. • Adheres to infection control policies and procedures. • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish tasks. • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending CE classes. • Contributes to team effort with other duties as assigned. • Maintains functionality of all clinics by traveling to other locations as needed. • Participates in Performance Improvement Program. Education & Training Requirements: • Registered Dental Assistant that is authorized to practice in the State of Texas. • High School graduate or equivalent. • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. • Experienced in electronic records. • Sterile Technique. WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • At least three (3) years of clinical experience preferred • Knowledge of dental materials • Knowledge of OSHA regulations