Chairside Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Pay Schedule Classification
• Hourly pay bi-weekly
Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for assisting the dentist in rendering patient care,
maintaining inventory control in the operatory where treatment is rendered by the
dentist, explaining treatment and hygiene needs.
• Assist the dentist in rendering patient care
• Seats and prepares the patients for treatment
• Cleans operatory after treatment procedures
• Readies tray set-ups for procedures
• Monitors the operatory supply levels
• Shares maintenance duties as required
• Assist in clerical duties as required
• Sterilizes instruments
• Takes radiographs
• Takes preliminary impression for needed procedures
• Monitors prosthetic cases and ensures they are ready for the patient’s
• Correlates this activity with the Front Desk Staff
• Controls lab tracking system
• Reinforces preventive maintenance instructions to the patients
• Reinforces next treatment needs to patients
• Hands off patient to business team with explanation of future treatment
and/or hygiene needs
• Is a Team Player
• Follows practice protocol
• Receives general supervision from Business Manager and direct patient
treatment supervision from the dentist. The Business Manager provides guidance
regarding unusual problems and emergencies of new situations.
• The position involves having the expertise to anticipate patients’ and
Scope and Effect
• The Chairside Dental Assistant is instrumental in reducing stress levels
for the dentist and the patient. Reduction of these levels is directly related to
the ability of the Chairside Dental Assistant to anticipate the needs of the
dentist and the patient.
Supervising Chairside Dental Assistant
• One Chairside Assistant will be selected for this position. This position
involves ensuring all dental procedures are properly supported. This requirement
systematically correlates chairside duties as well as treatment function support
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