Orthodontic Dental AssistantSpecialty Dental BrandsEast Greenwich, RI 02818
Rhode Island Childrenand#39;s Dentistry and Orthodontics is looking for a reliable, motivated, and hardworking orthodontic assistant to join a growing practice! Find your career with us!
This position is full-time (32-40 hours), Monday through Friday, with general hours of need being from 8 am to 5 pm.
Assist with all phases of orthodontic treatment as directed by the Doctors and/or treatment plan.
Prepare teeth for the placement of brackets and bands.
Prepare and secure orthodontic wires.
Educate patients on oral hygiene and appliance care.
Help motivate patients to achieve the very best results from orthodontic treatment.
Serve as key communication link between the patient and the orthodontist.
Make patients feel comfortable, at ease and welcome to the Practice by engaging patient and/or parent in conversation.
Answer patient/parent questions if appropriate or refer them to the Doctor or another staff member who can assist them.
Complete accurate notes in patient records as required.
Sterilize, set up and prepare orthodontic equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and guidelines.
Maintain clean, neat work area. Restock supplies as needed.
Follow OSHA guidelines and maintain safe and effective working habits; report any unsafe instruments or procedures to the Practice Manager.
Maintain confidentiality of Patient PHI and any other related information according to Practice privacy practices and HIPAA.
Maintain acceptable standards for waste of orthodontic equipment and supplies
Serve as back up to front desk as needed, answer phones and schedule appointments.
Work rotating on-call schedule holidays, evenings, or weekends.
Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.
Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedules and office policies.
Must be flexible.
Regular attendance of continuing education courses.
Must maintain certification and/or license renewals as required by state.
Must excel in forward thinking in order to anticipate the needs of the patient and our dental team.
May be required to travel between office locations. Must be insurable by the company’s insurance.
Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned by management.