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Dental Assistant Job in Nashville, Tennessee

Specialty: Orthodontic


Nashville, Tennessee 37215





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Gluck Orthodontics (Orthodontic Specialty Practice) Job Type: Full Time Orthodontic Assistant Salary: $16.00 to $24.00 /hour Are you great with people? Do you enjoy helping others feel more confident in themselves? Do you take initiative and work well independently? Do you want to work in a non-corporate private practice where you are empowered? If this sounds like you and you have an awesome attitude with a great chair-side manner, then we have a job for you! We are looking for the most talented person(s) to become Orthodontic Assistant(s) at our service-oriented practice. Our amazing Orthodontic practice is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, orthodontic assistant with a desire to learn. A professional attitude and appearance is expected. As a company we strive to provide top-notch care not only to our patients but also our employees. Qualified applicants must also have a calm disposition and a talent for building rapport with young patients. If this job interests you, let us know why you’re the best and how you can benefit a growing and thriving orthodontic practice. We only want to hear from the best of the best, and if that’s you, let us know! Job Responsibilities: As an orthodontic assistant, you will develop skills that will lead to a life-long career. To do this, you will have to have a great chair side manner and great attitude. You will be doing a variety of tasks to assist the orthodontist, such as taking digital scans, changing wires in braces, checkups and orthodontist appliance adjustments. However, your ultimate goal is to build relationships with your patients and give each patient the dream smile they always wanted. Knowledge, skills and abilities required: -Able to build positive relationships with patients, families, community members and team members -Excellent communication skills that encompass all forms of interaction, such as listening, speaking and writing with team members, patients, parents and referring practices -Demonstrate reliability, responsibility and are accountable for own actions -Shows attention to detail -Organized -Ability to multitask -Work independently and with a team -Demonstrate manual dexterity in order to perform chair side procedures -Show patience and empathy to patients -Display a pleasant, cheerful and outgoing manner in face to face interactions and over the phone -Ability to self start, prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently -Display a professional demeanor at all times -Remain open to learn aspects of the office outside of the assigned role -Willingness to implement, discuss and execute new ideas for personal and professional growth -Flexible -Dedicated -Ability to solve problems in a timely manner, on your own or by speaking to the appropriate office personnel to help complete the task -Ability to maintain composure during demanding situations Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: -Complete opening procedures for the office -Ensuring all patients are treated with courtesy and respect at each and every visit -Manage a fast-paced patient schedule -Greet and seat patients according to patient flow -Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment following OSHA standards -Understands and practices infection control policies/practices -Appropriately handles and disposes of sharps -Prepare instruments and tray setups for procedures -Prep and complete orthodontic procedure(s) needed for each individual patient such as: -Records, Adjustments, Fitting bands, Bonding, Impressions, Appliance deliveries, digital scans -Record medical and dental histories of patient in electronic chart -Provide instruction prescribed and directed by doctor to the patient and/or parent -Provide educational instruction and supplies for patient self care and hygiene -Record detailed notes and treatment information in patient’s electronic records -Complete wet lab tasks such as pour ups, model trimming and clear retainer fabrication -Maintain inventory of dental supplies/notify team member when orders need to be made/restock inventory supplies -Perform side work as needed according to “To Do” lists when time in between scheduled patients -Communicate with team members via phone, Skype and/or email as needed -Perform Administrative work as individually assigned -Promote office happenings such as events, contests, give-a-ways -Support strategic local marketing initiatives that help drive brand awareness and new patient growth -Follow office closing procedures according to the closing checklist -At all times, you may perform and undertake other duties and responsibilities as requested of you by the Office Manager, Clinical Supervisor or Doctor(s) Physical requirements and work environment: -Performs work required in the clinical setting -Ability to frequently grasp instruments for deviation and repetition of both hand and wrist movements -Ability to perform both fine and gross motor skills -Ability to sit, stand and walk frequently throughout the workday -Ability to lift and carry items up to 50lbs.