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Orthodontic Dental Assistant Job in Jacksonville, FL 32223
(Job ID: 404757)



Jacksonville, FL 32223



Apr 24, 2023




Mon, Fri, Sat


#404757 ACTIVE


David and Associates


Job Summary: As an Orthodontic Dental Assistant, you will be surrounded and supported by a team of amazing people, all wanting you to succeed! Under the supervision of a Dentist, you will support both patients and coworkers by reviewing patient charts prior to exams or procedures, preparing equipment, readying patients for procedures, and aiding the Dentist throughout the entirety of the procedure. You will make notes about performed procedures, progress, recommendations, and other subjects to help your team with treatment coordination and billing. Working with x-rays is common, as is processing items such as removable dental appliances and casts or impressions. Supervisory Responsibilities: None Duties/Responsibilities: Cultivate a welcoming environment for patients from start to the end of their dental journey Prepare patients for treatment and sustain their comfort during their visit Obtain dental health history Provide appropriate education on treatment, postoperative needs, and general oral health care Prepare treatment room with strict adherence to safety protocols, following OSHA and CDC recommendations Provide superior chairside assistance to supported dentists during a wide variety of procedures in accordance with the state dental practice act Pre-appointment patient record review and corrections Assemble instrumentation by sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment, preparing trays of instruments for procedures, and preparing materials for impressions and restorations Take dental x rays; perform diagnostic assessments as directed by a dentist Accurately enter computer/written records/orders and scheduling into Company software and forms Use all equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and ensure that they are maintained and in good working order Post-appointment patient communications Observe patient confidentiality at all times Partner with the team to implement treatment plans and coordinate workflow as needed, including scheduling, and confirming appointments, receiving patients Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the treatment rooms Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, as well as Company rules and code of conduct Attend and participate in Company meetings and training Assist in keeping the clinic clean, including common areas of the clinic, office, and staff room(s) Keep the clinical equipment, working surfaces, instruments, and other areas clean, tidy and sterile Perform other duties as assigned Required Skills/Abilities: Self-starter mentality with a relentless focus on best-in-class patient care Working knowledge of dental procedures, technology, and terminology Experience digital scanner, digital x-rays, and electronic medical record systems Self-ligating bracket knowledge is a MUST Experience working well with others in a fast-paced customer-centric environment Superior chairside patient services Personality and demeanor to provide exemplary patient service Excellent listening, communication, and organizational skills Reliable Dental health promotion and maintenance Performing diagnostic procedures Infection control Basic office skills, such as typing Education and Experience: 3+ years of experience in orthodontic assistance? Dental assisting school certification X-ray certification CPR certification Experience working in a fast-paced and customer-centric environment Preferred Experience?? 5+ years of experience working in an orthodontic capacity? EagleSoft or other dental software experience? Experience with self-ligating brackets Familiar with Prime or iTero scanners Training in emergency procedures Infection control Passion for making a difference in patients’ lives Working Conditions: Work Monday and Friday with one Saturday per month Can be full time if you have general dentistry experience Dental assistants work in a well-lighted, clean environment Heavy patient volume Well-lighted, clean environment Heavy use of dental tools and equipment Work area is usually near the dental chair to allow for arranging instruments, materials, and medication and handing them to the dentist when needed Dental assistants must wear gloves, masks, eyewear, and protective clothing The use of x-ray machines requires additional safety procedures Physical Requirements: Able to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions Quickly identify safety and hazardous situations to avoid or minimize injuries Able to understand written and verbal requests and instructions Must possess good trunk strength and dexterity Able to keep hand and arm steady Able to coordinate two or more limbs while sitting or standing Able to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects Able to bend, stretch, twist and/or reach with your body, arms and/or legs Able to stand, walk, and/or sit for extended periods of time Able to shift back and forth between two or more activities Potential to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds Must wear PPE (personal protection equipment) including gloves, masks, eyewear, and/or protective clothing Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position

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