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Nov 24, 2021
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Endodontic Practice Partners (EPP) is a nationwide partnership of private endodontic practices focused on patient care, clinical quality, and nationwide growth. We empower our practices to keep their individuality and achieve their goals by providing the expert business resources and support to achieve their vision. We prioritize relationships and trusted connections that are necessary for an endodontic business to grow and prosper, especially in today’s competitive and evolving healthcare landscape. Endodontic Practice Partners is built on integrity, quality, compassion, and putting the patient first. A private endodontic specialty group with multiple locations in metro Nashville, TN is in search of Dental Assistants that exhibit quality service, commitment, accountability, and excellence. The Dental Assistant provides a variety of oral health clinical procedures that assists the endodontist in providing a supreme customer experience. We are looking for someone with the right attitude, mindset, and work ethic to maintain a timely schedule, warmly greet patients, ensure patient comfort and confidence in the services provided, stock supplies, and keep the operatory sanitary. The ideal candidate will have demonstratable professionalism, communication (verbal, written, and non-verbal), teamwork, and job knowledge. This position is in a dental practice setting that involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Must be able to communicate effectively with the doctor, teammates, and patients regularly, proactively, and in a professional, positive manner • Prepares operatory with sterilized instruments and materials • Welcomes patient with comfort to the operatory and prepares draping • Liaison to patient and doctor • Positions and/or passes instruments in sequence for doctor’s access • Reacts to patient’s needs and provides suction for patient comfort • Prepares material by selecting, mixing, and placing on instruments or in patient’s mouth • Take digital radiographs (x-rays) and CBCT to assist in oral care, diagnosis, and treatment • Educate patients on oral care and postoperative instructions and respond to patient inquiries • Must be able to read and interpret patient records • Documents dental care by charting patient records • Maintains proper dental supplies and inventory by documenting, ordering, and verifying receipt of supplies; coordinating with Practice Administrator • Secures patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential; adheres to HIPPA compliance • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations • Protects patient and employee care by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols • Able to react effectively in emergency situations • Presents a professional appearance and behavior that promotes patient care and a harmonious work environment • Perform administrative task when needed • Able to react to change productively and handle all other duties/essential tasks as assigned QUALIFICATIONS • Education: Dental Assistant diploma/certification from an accredited program. • One year of experience in a dental practice; equivalent education and/or experience will be considered • Knowledge of dentistry, particularly dental procedures and terminology, instruments, and hygiene • Competency in administering dental x-rays and sterilization techniques • Working experience with electronic dental record procedures • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse range of individuals; customer service skills to ensure positive patient courtesy • Technical skills and proficiency with dental, scheduling, office, and other software with a working knowledge of Word and Excel • Dexterity including the ability to handle instruments effectively with both hands PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Radiology certificate preferred • CBCT • CPR certification • Knowledge of head / neck anatomy • TDO and/or Endovision software • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus • Problem-solving skills; good judgment; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision • Highly developed organizational and planning skills Endodontic Practice Partners LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.