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Sep 13, 2021
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POSITION : Orthodontic Assistant / Full Time Orthodontic practice in Atlanta, GA is looking for a full-time, certified/registered Orthodontic Assistant. A successful candidate must be organized; detail oriented and possess a warm and welcoming personality. Orthodontic Assistant will work under Orthodontist’s direction and supervision. He / She will be responsible for assisting in providing high-quality orthodontic treatment for children and adults. Prior orthodontic experience is a big plus. Responsibilities Assist Orthodontist during a variety of treatment procedures. Set up and breakdown operatory post treatment. Take CEPH (cephalometric), PAN (panoramic) and 3D dental radiographs. Manage infection control - prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment. Adhere to all OSHA and safety policies and procedures. Provide patients with instructions for oral care following all orthodontic treatment procedures. Educate patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health. Perform various office tasks as necessary. Qualifications Dental Assistant Certificate/Registration (CDA or COA) X-ray certification 2-5 years experience High School Diploma or equivalent. Resume must demonstrate stable employment history. This job is located in: Atlanta, GA. Our state-of-the-art dental practice is searching for an organized and patient Orthodontic Assistant with X-Ray License. The ideal candidate for this position has exceptional communication skills with a focus on customer service and patient comfort. We are backed by the country’s leading dental support organization which allows our practitioners to focus on providing patient-centric and clinically excellent care. 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.Minimum Qualifications: Certified as an Orthodontic Assistant by the Dental Assisting National Body (DANB). Licensed to provide orthodontic assistance. Proven experience working as an Orthodontic Dental Assistant. Sound knowledge of various orthodontic procedures and practices. Valid X-Ray License Good manual dexterity. Excellent organizational skills. Effective communication skills. Company Overview: Please note, this position will be providing support to various locations on different days. Cities include : Buckhead, GA and Dunwoody, GA. Are you passionate about dental health and agree to be 100% reliable? Do you love educating and encouraging others on the best ways to take care of their teeth? Are you ready to work with a supportive team and give patients an exceptional dental experience? If these questions make you smile, read on! We’ve got the ideal job for you at Pure Dental Health! Your Role as an Orthodontic Assistant You’ll be an important member of the clinical team, working alongside our Orthodontist and other GPs dedicated to serving patients. Your patients will be dealing with dental issues dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malpositioned teeth and jaws. You’ll be supporting many sides of the practice, greeting and guiding patients, and helping out across the office as needed. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to travel to different offices and support other teams with their orthodontic needs. Preparing patients and treatment rooms for orthodontic treatment procedures Recording patients’ medical and dental histories Assisting the Orthodontist as needed Making preliminary impressions and fabricating custom impression trays Improving oral health, solving dental challenges and bettering smiles every day What’s It Like to Work at Pure Dental Health? We believe in building a happy, harmonious work environment where you love what you do—and our culture supports that. You’ll have room for growth, the opportunity to advance in your dental career, and even the chance to explore new professional options both locally and nationally. Required Qualifications What We Need From You An active - current, RDA license OR An Orthodontic Assistant certification Essential Functions Instruct the patient in proper technique of orthodontic oral hygiene, e.g. the use of elastics, separators, face bow and removable appliances and proper tooth brushing technique. Perform the following functions provided the dentist is on the premises and checks the patient before and after the functions are performed: Remove cement from bands using an ultrasonic or hand scaler. Re-cement loose orthodontic bands. Take impressions for the following purposes: diagnostic models, counter and opposing models, fabrication of temporary removable orthodontic appliances, and intraoral bite registration for study model articulation. Remove any portion of an orthodontic appliance causing a patient discomfort and replace isomeric ligatures in an emergency when the dentist is not on the premises. Evaluate each returning patient for loose or broken bands and/or unbonded brackets. Place and remove ligature ties for adjustment of arch wires and/or bands. Place and remove arch wires. Preliminarily select and size bands. Place and remove interarch elastics and/or spring orthodontic separators. Place bracket on study model and fabricate tray for indirect bonding procedures. Photograph patients for intraoral and extraoral diagnosis utilizing appropriate retraction technique and equipment. Label and record all models, photographs and x-rays for presentation of case and later retention. Properly finish study models consistent with the criteria established by the orthodontist. As instructed, trace cephalometric x-rays for diagnostic purposes consistent with criteria established by the orthodontist. Preferred Qualifications Prefer (2 -5 ) years of experience as an orthodontic assistant preferred. Prefer experience as an orthodontic assistant but willing to train preferred. Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment preferred. Summary: Assists the Orthodontist in the treatment and care of orthodontic patients and assists in educating patients in oral hygiene care. Performs a variety of patient care, laboratory duties, and work chair side as orthodontist examine and treat patients. Make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records. Assist in handing instruments and materials to dentists and keep patients mouths dry and clear by using suction or other devices. Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, prepare trays of instruments for dental procedures, and instruct patients on postoperative and general oral health care. Prepare materials for impressions and restorations, take dental x-rays, and process x-ray films as directed.