The Dental Assistants (DA) primary responsibilities are to provide the patient with
quality care and to provide the doctor with quality assistance on patient
procedures. The DA has direct responsibility for patients excellent experience and
the patient retention while in the chair.
dental assistant shouldProvide outstanding customer service for the patient; make
the patient the #1 priority; excellent chair side manner.
dental assistant should Assist the doctor with all dental procedures including but
not limited to
dental assistant should Take directions from doctor
dental assistant should Anticipate doctors needs
dental assistant should Performing patient oral evaluations
Take, develop and mount accurate and high quality radiographs
Various laboratory duties including provisionals
Lead by example; exercise good team work; have mutual respect for team; partner
with team to create an exceptional experience for patient.
Perform efficient and accurate procedures to help maintain doctors schedule and
patient flow; create no patient wait time; maintain time flexibility for patient;
be present, engaged, ready to work at all assigned shift times.
Review patient chart prior to doctor arrival and log appropriate patient data
during exam and treatment as well as transcribe doctor notes in patient chart
Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
Follow organizations safety policies and procedures
Partner with doctors, hygienists, Office Leaders and support staff to maintain
excellent patient service and integrity within the organization
Have knowledge and understanding of dental terminology sufficient to perform job
Verify patient health history (basic health review, medications, understanding
impact with dentistry) and document appropriately in patients chart.
Accountability for successful performance of all job functions