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Dental Assistant Job in Tyler, TX 75707-1998
(Job ID: 355632)

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Location

Tyler, TX 75707-1998

Details

DATE POSTED/UPDATED

Nov 10, 2021

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Tue,Wed,Thur

JOB ID / STATUS

#355632 ACTIVE

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 dentist’s 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 instruction 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 o Keep dental units ready, stocked and clean o Oversee cleanliness of the treatment room according to sterilization procedures o Disinfect treatment rooms according to OSHA regulations o Sterilize all instruments and handpieces according to OSHA regulations o Keep trays, instruments and treatment room drawers organized o Ensure that office sterilization procedures document is on display o Promptly send out and monitor all dental laboratory cases o 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 and 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 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 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