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Jul 16, 2021
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NC Pediatric Dentistry aims to provide excellent dental treatment by going beyond the basics to ensure visits are safe, relaxed, informative and fun for children! We are currently seeking motivated full-time Dental Assistants in our Lincolnton and surrounding areas to join our growing team! Job Summary: To assist with quality dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist using established dental assisting procedures while collaborating in a team environment in a variety of patient care and clinical duties. Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities: Must be well - organized with great attention to detail and the ability to follow instructions. Reviews the schedule frequently to maximize time management. Welcomes the patient and parent back by introducing them to clinic area. Assists the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures. Reviews treatment needed and answers any questions prior to starting procedures. Completes all treatment consents including re-care and op sheets. Performs routine dental cleanings. Plans for next visit prior to walk out. Reviews charts daily to check x-rays, clinical notes and frequency limitations for patients. Maintains adequate supplies and compiles a list for LDA for inventory control and ordering purposes. Educates parents and patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health. Takes and develops dental radiographs. Monitoring nitrous oxide. Takes initiative with any additional responsibilities the LDA may assign. Provides support to the back of the house by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentists access; suctioning; passing instruments, stocking, writing clinical notes and any other clinical tasks as assigned by the LDA. Supports LDA with marketing initiatives and community dental health education activities. Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations according to OSHA standards. Maintain care of units (flush lines, fill H2O bottles, place tablet in H2O, change traps). Completes daily, weekly, and monthly duties as outlined in OSHA Manual. The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by the people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform. Education and Experience Requirements: High School diploma or GED certificate Successful completion of a dental assistant program as per state guidelines Dental x-ray certification Coronal Polishing Certification Additional certification such as nitrous desired but not required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds. Excellent communication and people skills. Understanding of health and safety regulations. Strong knowledge of dental software. Exceptional customer service skills. Professional appearance and attitude. Effectively working as a team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships. Whats in it for you! NC Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer for full time employees medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid time off, paid holidays, growth opportunities, and a positive work environment in a stable growing company!
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