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Orthodontic Dental Assistant Job Posting

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Orthodontic Dental Assistant Job in Norcross, GA 30093
(Job ID: 415272)



Norcross, GA 30093



Sep 12, 2023




Mon, Thur, Fri


#415272 ACTIVE


MH Orthodontics


Become Part of our Successful Dentistry Team as a Ortho Assistant Working with us you will learn that your job is more than just a job. Not only is it an opportunity to learn and grow with help of your coworkers and our outstanding dental team, but it is also an opportunity to be introduced to our large network of dental offices across the southeast. The amount of resources you will have is seemingly unmatched and will allow you to reach your full potential. If this sounds like a good fit, we would love to hear from you. Your work is important to us and we understand how hard you work. We offer competitive compensation as well as a very appealing benefits package that will allow you to realize how much you are valued as an employee. Our large scale network of dental offices across the southeast will provide you with several added benefits that allow you to grow with our company as new opportunities open. Job Description To apply go to our website: Purpose and summary of role The primary purpose of the Orthodontic Assistant role is to ensure the Orthodontists are set up for success prior to interfacing with patients and during patient procedures. The OA clearly communicates to Orthodontist– the patients’ needs/request and other education, procedures, diagnosis and treatment related matters prior to treatment. The OA performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties, in addition to performing work chair-side. The OA is responsible for sterilizing and disinfecting instruments and equipment, preparing trays of instruments for orthodontic procedures, and instructing patients on postoperative and general oral health care. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Minimum Eligibility Requirements High school diploma or GED. Must be detail oriented and organized Must possess excellent customer service skills and work well under pressure Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and desk top publishing Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment Ability to work independently as well as with a team Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills Must pass criminal background check Preferred Education and Experience 1-year experience as an Orthodontic or Dental Assistant. Bilingual (Spanish andamp; English) Certified Orthodontic Assistant. Use of dental/medical technology. Ability to connect with patients. Driven and works with a sense of urgency. Has the ability to multi-task. Professional, courteous and approachable demeanor. Additional Eligibility Requirements Current CPR certification. Employee must submit to a post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.? Employee may be required to submit to an annual Tuberculosis (TB) and Rubella screening. Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Retrieve patientand#39;s records and escort patients to proper dental specialty section; seat and prepare patient for attending Orthodontic Officer; assist the Orthodontic Officer by preparing dental instruments, essential materials, drugs, and medications. Assist Patients with disabilities to lie back in dental chair for procedures. Required to keep instruments sterilized and the sterilization area clean and organized. Maintain a tidy, neat and organized supply closet. Triage emergency patients. Maintain a clean and stocked Operatory at all times, to ensure it’s ready for use for any procedure. Sterilized all operatory equipment between every patient Change suction filters weekly. Set up for each procedure. Be prepared for any procedure at any time. The orthodontic assistant should never have to leave the room to get supplies or instruments. All equipment, cart, and bins should be stocked and ready for use. Bur blocks and trays should be ready to use. The supplies should be easily found by another employee working in your operatory. Change water and suction filters located outside in utility room. Take radiographs of patients. Provide Post-Operative instructions as directed by Orthodontist. Ensure proper documentation is made on the route slip, in the treatment area of the patient’s chart in the comment area of the patient’s chart, and on the treatment plan sheet prior to patients’ departure. Inform Ordering Assistant of orthodontic supplies that are running low on orthodontic supplies via written onto the supply order list. Unpack orthodontic supply orders as they are delivered. Breakdown boxes and place outside for disposal. Ensure composite lights are charged daily. Gather all lab statements/invoices and match them to the lab bill. Follow all OSHA and HIPPA laws and regulations. Take out operatory trash daily. The job description provides a framework for the job and is not an all-inclusive list of duties required for this job, other duties may be assigned as necessary. Required Competencies Communication Proficiency. Professional Demeanor. Customer/Client Focus. Patient Advocate. Ethical Conduct. Regulatory Compliance. Organizational Skills Flexibility Thoroughness. Time Management. Work Environment This job operates in a medical/clinical environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear; stand for long periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to blood and blood-borne pathogens and/or physical risks, which will require OSHA training. Position Type and Expectations of Work Hours This is a full-time position. Travel Some travel to various practices may be require

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