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Dental Assistant Job in Ft. Pierce, FL 34947
(Job ID: 348372)

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Location

Ft. Pierce, FL 34947

Details

DATE POSTED/UPDATED

Sep 09, 2021

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

JOB ID / STATUS

#348372 ACTIVE

Description

Dental Assistant Job Description PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for assisting the dentist in the clinical treatment of patients SPECIFIC DUTIES Patient Management o Greet patients when they sign in and monitor arrival time o Set up treatment rooms for procedures o Escort patients to treatment room o Seat patients in treatment rooms o Show care and concern, and help patients feel comfortable o Obtain and review health histories according to office protocol o Ensure patients are always attended o Anticipate and assist dentists’ needs o Perform expanded functions and other tasks as assigned by the dentist o Mix dental materials o Ensure patients’ questions are answered thoroughly before they leave o Chart patients and record date, service rendered and any charges o Escort patients from the treatment room o Ensure proper treatment notes are recorded in patient’s chart o Perform clinical procedures as practice act allows and as directed by dentist o Give patient instructions and demonstrate when necessary o Monitor patient flow o Notify Treatment Coordinator if a patient should be called in the evening after a difficult appointment Treatment Room Management and Sterilization Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean 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 Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases Ensure correct functioning of sterilization cycles are verified for each sterilizer by the periodic (at least weekly) use of Bis (Spore Testing). In addition to conducting routine biological monitoring, equipment users should perform biological monitoring: - Whenever a new type of packaging material or tray is used. - After training new sterilization personnel. - After a sterilizer has been repaired. - After any change in the sterilizer loading procedures. Change cold sterile solutions every 28 days or as required sooner. Implement the preventative maintenance/cleaning schedule for dental equipment o Maintain dental office emergency kits and nitrous and oxygen tanks o Follow laboratory procedures according to office protocol Records Management o Securely store and handle patient records in compliance with state, federal requirements, including the HIPAA privacy and security regulations o Accurately file patient information o Arrange patient charts and radiographs for next day’s appointments o Track cases and referrals to and from other doctors, as well as any other source o Assist in the administration of the recall system Inventory Management o Monitor inventory and order dental office supplies as needed o Ensure that treatment rooms are stocked at all times Office Participation o Help in other areas of the office when necessary (i.e., answering phones, unpacking supplies, completing insurance forms, moving former patient records, etc.) o Be an active participant in morning huddle/team meetings o Promote team concept by interacting with others in the office PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS Education/Experience o High school diploma or equivalent o Graduate of accredited dental assisting program or dental assisting experience preferred o Coursework in dental instruments and procedures o Compliance with state dental practice requirements (e.g., x-ray requirements, OSHA training) o Computer skills [list computer skills required and any specific dental software] o Commitment to CE for career development Interpersonal o Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and community o Effective verbal skills to communicate with patients and staff