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Orthodontic Dental Assistant Job in The Woodlands, TX 77381
(Job ID: 339710)

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Location

The Woodlands, TX 77381

Details

DATE POSTED/UPDATED

Aug 02, 2021

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

JOB ID / STATUS

#339710 ACTIVE

Description

Our well established Orthodontic office in The Woodlands area are looking to hire TWO experienced orthodontic dental assistants to assist with initial patient consults, regular ortho check ups, bandings and de-bandings. The orthodontic dental assistants responsibilities include taking directions from the orthodontist, cleaning and polishing patients’ teeth before the installation of braces, and removing patients’ braces upon completion of orthodontic treatments. You should also ensure that the necessary orthodontic instruments and tools are on hand during patient appointments. To be successful as an orthodontic dental assistant, you should have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to ensure the safety of patients during orthodontic procedures. Ultimately, an exceptional orthodontic dental assistant should be able to demonstrate patience as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. Orthodontic Dental Assistant Responsibilities: • Maintaining accurate records of patients oral health histories and treatment progress. • Ensuring that all orthodontic instruments and equipment are properly sterilized before each use. • Keeping patients’ mouths dry during orthodontic procedures by using a suction hose as needed. • Taking intraoral X-rays of patients’ mouths. • Taking photographs of patients’ teeth to aid the Orthodontist in developing treatment plans and to document patient progress. • Taking dental molds of patients’ teeth for the fabrication of customized mouth guards and retainers. • Removing and replacing wires, coil springs, donuts, and elastic bands. • Educating patients on proper oral hygiene practices and braces aftercare. Orthodontic Dental Assistant Requirements: • Minimum of 1 year of Orthodontic Experience • High school diploma or GED. • Associates degree in dental assisting. • Certified as an orthodontic assistant by the Dental Assisting National Body (DANB). • Licensed to provide orthodontic assistance. • CPR certification. • Proven experience working as an orthodontic dental assistant. • Sound knowledge of various orthodontic procedures and practices. • Good manual dexterity. • Excellent organizational skills. • Effective communication skills. Benefits offered to FULL time employees: • Medical • Dental • Vision • 401 (k) • PTO • 6 paid holidays • Company Sponsored Basic Life Insurance and Basic Long Term Disability • Health Savings Accounts • Flexible Spending Accounts • Employee Assistance Program • Health Advocate • Voluntary benefits: • Hospital Indemnity • Critical Illness • Accident Insurance • Term Life Insurance • Accidental Death and Dismemberment • Group Legal Services • Short Term Disability