Positions available in Morrisville, Durham, and North Raleigh.
Reports Primarily to: Operations Manager
The primary role of the Dental Assistant is to support the success of the
clinicians though effective delivery of customer service, patient experience and
four-handed dentistry. Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care,
office and laboratory duties. Dental assistants prepare patients for oral
examination and assist dental professionals in providing treatment to the teeth,
mouth, and gums. Dental assistants must work effectively with co-works to create
a positive environment for the team and patients. Must support the office
policies and standards, and thus participate in the growth and future of the
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential function with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below
are representative, but not all inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and/or
Perform functions in accordance with the applicable state Dental Auxiliaries
Table of Permitted Duties
Actively participate in providing patients an extraordinary customer service
experience by striving to keep your patients focused on optimal treatment while
attending to their individual needs and concerns.
Properly introduce yourself to patients and escort them through the office as
Maintain a clean, sterile, and cheerful environment
Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment; clean each operatory in
accordance with state applicable infection control guidelines.
Prepare patients for treatment and assist the clinician. Assisting each
clinician provide efficient, quality dental treatment.
At the direction of the dentist, complete radiographs and intra-oral pictures of
patients in an efficient and timely manner
Prepare tray setups for dental procedures and maintain supply level in each
operatory, replenishing as needed to provide optimal patient care
Keep patients’ mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices directed
by the clinician.
Instruct patient on postoperative care and general oral health care as directed
by the clinician.
Record patient charting and the clinicians notes in the digital patient chart as
directed by the clinician.
Support patient care by presenting treatment records, consents and health
history to the clinician.
Ensure equipment is maintained according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
Utilize technology by learning how to operate and give explanation/demonstration
of how to operate to other team members.
Maintain an appropriate profession appearance and demeanor in according to dress
Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal and other regulations, (OSHA, WC,
Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, HR policies and practices)
Other duties as directed by clinicians and management