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Dental Assistant Job in Flower Mound, TX (236468)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 236468 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:12/06/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
Location: Flower Mound, TX 75028
 
Description
• Greet the patient with a smile, nice introduction and say something personable. • Do your best to seat on-time. After rapport building and reviewing the health history, place napkin/bib. Then prior to treatment, make sure they wear safety glasses. • Offer the patient a few amenities (Neck roll, lip balm, beverage, etc.) • Familiarize self with each patient and their scheduled treatment to be fully prepared to assist the doctor. • Review the schedule, your patient’s charts and communication notes for each patient. Be prepared for changes (emergencies/add-ons) in the daily schedule. Stay calm and flexible. • Maintain a professional appearance and etiquette at all times. • Review and update patient’s medical history each and every visit. • As necessary, assist the doctor in all procedures according to your certifications and laws of the State/Province: Oral evacuation, mouth and tongue retraction, placing and removing cotton rolls, holding impressions trays, taking alginate impressions, color matching, making temporaries, photography, patient comfort, keeping mirror and line of site clear, anticipating instruments needed, patient education, etc. Mix materials, pass instruments, have materials organized and readily available. • Make custom trays • Chart all appropriate data of patient during exam and document treatment (Present, future, options given, risks, concerns, etc.) Make sure the chart notes are complete for each patient, easy to understand and detailed. Be sure all procedures are documented for easy billing verification with narratives/reason we are doing the procedure. Be sure to not click on templates and customize your chart notes for each patient. • Take and have radiographs ready for doctor viewing. (Re-take, if needed or as instructed by the doctor/trainer. Examples may include, but not limited to; when you are missing the apex, it’s elongated, the teeth are overlapped, or the film is not diagnostic. • Utilize intra-oral camera to assist in diagnosis and patient education. Know how to inform patients the services the office provides. • Help management of patient flow by: - Seating each patient and seeing to their comfort - Staying with the patient until doctor arrives - Having all equipment/necessary supplies prepared and ready for use - Having the room fully prepared for the patient treatment (Avoid needing to leave the room to gather more supplies.) - Routing the patient to the appropriate person (administrative employee/hygienist) after their appointment or treatment is completed by you. “Hand-off” - Proper “hand-off” communication to avoid confusion or lack of customer service. - Informing another team member if you will be running late for the next patient - Be observant and know when hygiene exams need to get done. - Know the protocol of who calls your patient if they have not arrived for their scheduled appointment time. Willing to learn new procedures. We are a holistic dental offfice and offer some holistic procedures.