Dental Assistant Job Posting

DA
  Thursday, 17 January 2019

Dental Assistant in Fort WorthFort Worth, Texas 76109

  Thursday, 17 January 2019
  • Job Type: PERM
  • Specialty: Pediatric
  • Days of Week: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
  • Job Type: PERM
  • Specialty: Pediatric
  • Days of Week: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

Description

POSITION SUMMARY ________________________________________ Under direct and indirect supervision, the dental assistant will assist the Dentist in both administrative and clinical duties including: prepare patient for procedure or exam, sterilize and disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, and assist during dental procedures. Provide patient and practice support services. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ________________________________________ • Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner. • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedule and office policies. • Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments. • Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings. • Assist with dental and medical emergencies according to OSHA and office procedures. • Maintain CPR certification. • Assist chair side during administration of nitrous oxide. • Instruct patients in oral hygiene and plaque control programs. • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients. • Record treatment information in patient records. • Expose dental diagnostic x-rays. • Actively provide hand instruments and materials as needed to Dentist during exams and procedures in order to help maintain patient comfort and Dentist’s efficiency. • Occasionally there may be some travel, by car required in order to participate in continuing education or seminars. • Perform routine equipment maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. • Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically. SUCCESS FACTORS ________________________________________ • Always maintain the highest level of respect and care when working with management and fellow staff members. • Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality to HIPAA standards. • Adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures to OSHA and office standards. • Adhere to office policy and procedures when collecting payments. • Must be detail oriented in order to work efficiently in small spaces and maintain patient comfort. • Must be flexible and understand that job duties may change from time to time and that this individual may be asked to assist in other areas of the office. • Must excel in forward thinking in order to anticipate the needs of the doctor as well as the patient. • Must demonstrate active listening by giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. • Must demonstrate good reading comprehension by understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills by talking to others to convey information effectively. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION ________________________________________ • Bilingual(Spanish) a plus • High School Diploma or GED Certificate. • Diploma or certificate from an approved dental assisting program as accredited by CODA. • Preferred two years of dental or orthopedic practice experience. • Coronal Polishing and Sealant certification • Billing experience is a plus