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Dental Assistant Job in TERRELL, TX (233158)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 233158 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:10/31/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: TERRELL, TX 75160
 
Description
Please read below the entirety of the job description and please know where I am located prior to applying. I am looking for a dental assistant that has the personality and enthusiasm to do the tasks as a dental assistant BUT ALSO learn the front office as well. My office needs people who are cross trained or able to be taught to be cross trained. If this is you, please apply! Primary Responsibility Responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients Specific Duties Patient Management · Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time · Set up treatment rooms for procedures · Escort patients to treatment rooms · Seat patients in treatment rooms · Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable · Obtain and review health histories according to the office protocol · Ensure patients are always attended · Anticipate and assist dentist’s needs · Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist · Mix dental materials · Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave · Chart patients and record date, service rendered and any charges · Escort patients from the treatment room · Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart · Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist · Give patient instruction and demonstrate when necessary · Monitor patient flow Treatment room management and sterilization · Keep dental units ready, stocked, and clean · Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization · Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations · Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized · Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display · Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratories cases · Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for schedule for dental equipment · Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks · Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol Records Management · Securely store and handle patient records in compliance with state and federal requirements, including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations · Accurately file patient information · Arrange patient charts and radiographs for next day’s appointments · Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors · Assist in the administration of the recall system Inventory Management · Monitor inventory and order dental office supplies as needed · Ensure that treatment rooms are stocked at all times Office Participation · Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., answering phones, unpacking supplies, completing insurance forms, moving former patient records, etc.) · Be an active participant in team meetings · Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office Personnel Requirements Education/Experience · High School diploma or equivalent · Graduate of accredited dental assisting program or dental assisting experience preferred · Coursework in dental instruments and procedures · Compliance with state dental practice requirements (i.e. X-ray requirements, OSHA training) · Legible handwriting for notations in patient chart · Computer skills (list computer skills required and any specific dental software) · Commitment to CE for career development Interpersonal · Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and community · Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff