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Sep 21, 2021
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Dental Assistant Full-time job DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED We are a General Practice that specializes in Implants and Prosthodontics. 2 years MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Full-Time (Mon-Friday) Would you like to work for a comprehensive dental practice that cares for patients like they were family? Dental Assistant Reports to: Owner, Business Manager PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients. SOME SPECIFIC DUTIES Patient Management Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time Escort patients to treatment room Seat patients and have properly set up for procedures Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist Mix dental materials Ensure all patients questions are answered thoroughly before they leave Chart all patients and record date, service rendered, and any charges Escort patients from the treatment room Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in a patients chart Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by the dentist Give patient instruction and demonstrate, when necessary Monitor patient flow Treatment Room Management and Sterilization Check to ensure that dental units are ready, stocked, and clean at all times Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations Sterilize all instruments and hand pieces according to OSHA regulations Organize trays, instruments, and treatment room drawers at all times Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display Send out promptly and monitor all dental laboratory cases Implement a preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol Records Management See that records are stored securely and handled in compliance with legal requirements, including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations if applicable Accurately file patient information Arrange patient charts and radiographs for next days appointments Track cases and referral to and from other doctors Assist in the administration of the recall system Accomplish Computer and Software proficiency within 30 days of hiring Inventory Management Monitor inventory and order dental office supplies as needed Ensure that treatment rooms are stocked at all times Office Participation Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., phones, unpacking supplies, completing insurance forms, moving dismissed patient records, etc.) Be an active participant in staff meetings Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION Education/Experience High school diploma Graduate of ADA-accredited dental assisting program or 5 YEARS dental assisting experience preferred Coursework in dental instruments and procedures Compliance with state dental practice requirements (i.e., X-ray requirements, OSHA training, vaccinations) Legible handwriting for notations in the patients chart; computer skills desired [Eaglesoft] Interpersonal Requirements Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members, and community Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff.