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Dental Assistant Job in South East Nashville, TN 37013
(Job ID: 361715)



South East Nashville, TN 37013



Jan 13, 2022




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Growing dental practice in the South East Nashville Rutherford county area is currently seeking a hard-working, reliable, and patient-focused individual to join our team as a Registered Dental Assistant. Were conveniently located near Smyrna and Antioch. You will have opportunities to learn new skills and gain valuable experience from our team of experienced professionals. If you are focused, goal-oriented, and committed to providing an exceptional patient experience this role could be for you. Apply today to take your career to the next level! Position Summary: The Registered Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the dentist and fellow clinical team members in the direct provision of primary care dental services to patients of the health center. The individual in this position will be tasked with maintaining a comfortable and cheerful environment where the patients feel comfortable; preparing patients for treatment and assisting the doctors- thereby enabling them to provide efficient, quality dental treatment. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation, and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies. Position Responsibilities: 1. Assists patients in resolving minor difficulties, answering their questions, and giving directions to patients as authorized by the dentist 2. Serves as dentist’s chair-side assistant 3. Prepares operatory for patient treatment 4. Exposes and develops dental radiographs and performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by the dentist in accordance with state regulations and law 5. Maintains dental department equipment and work areas in compliance with health center policies and procedures relative to infection control and safety issues, including the sterilization of all reusable dental instruments and equipment and the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials 6. Maintains adequate operatory supplies and compiles a list for inventory control and ordering purposes 7. Manages/maintains/updates patients charts and clinical records as required and receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with a professional matter, clinic business, and patient care 8. Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and as time permits 9. As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives 10. Comprehensive knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures for all phases of general dentistry 11. Must be cognizant of the expectations and concerns of the dental patients and be able to respond in an empathetic and professional manner Position Requirements: 1. Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; and excellent written and verbal communication. 2. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. 3. Ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, members of the public, and professional groups. 4. Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing), consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude. Consistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public. 5. Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercises sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers; work toward goals and objectives of draft priorities. 6. Ability to maintain strict compliance with State, Federal, and other regulations, (e.g., OSHA, WC, Dental Board, HIPAA, ADA, DOL, HR policies and practices) 7. Ability to receive constructive feedback including evaluation of provider’s productivity and practice attributes. 8. May be asked to perform other duties that align with the company’s mission, including but not limited to participation on clinical committees, providing training, Quality Review, and/or other activities. 9. Ability to perform each position responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. 10. Ability to understand that safety is a condition of employment. Unsafe acts or conditions will be reported to the supervisor or Site Coordinator. 11. Must be proficient with computers and technology, with the ability to enter information in the patient software system and compile reports or data as requested. Education and/or Experience: -High school diploma or GED certificate - Completion of an accredited course in dental assisting preferred (Qualified Dental Assistant) - Current CPR (BLS) required – Experience with electronic patient information management systems preferred• Current Professional License with the State of Tennessee • Current Immunization Records • Experience using E4D or CEREC technology is preferred but not required. Benefits: We understand that you work hard, which is why we provide an excellent compensation and benefits package, generous PTO policy, and opportunities for additional certifications and education. • Medical Insurance – Company covers 75% of the cost for employee • Dental and Vision Benefits • FSA/HSA Plans • Life Insurance and Disability Insurance • 401(K) retirement options • Generous PTO plan, including paid holidays • Continuing education opportunities

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