Dental Assistant – Job Description
This position reports directly to the Office Manager
Alabama Family Dentistry is a multi-practice dental group serving the Birmingham and surrounded areas in General Dentistry; focused on providing high quality dental care to patients of all ages. Our group of partner dentists and team focus primarily on offering preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with personalized dental solutions.
This role will help support the clinical functions of the office by providing chair side assistance to the doctor(s) and will also complete any requested job functions requested by the doctor and/or lead assistant. The Dental assistant role also helps manage patient flow, patient education, and direction of all patient interactions.
Position Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt. | Supervisory: None
? Provides exceptional patient experiences to patients at all times
? Maintain focus on a productive schedule that supports dentists/doctors as they deliver high quality patient care
? Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
? Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts
? Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturers instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
? Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentists access; suctioning; passing instruments.
? Provides preoperative and postoperative instructions prescribed by dentist
? Assists in making patient re-care calls to help optimize office schedule
? Maintain protocols and guidelines as they relate to patient privacy (HIPPA/OSHA)
? Other duties assigned by Executive Director and/or office manager